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  1. A certificate of inspection for fish storage and transport can be obtained from Ministry of Agriculture Animal industry and fisheries.
    • All vehicles or vessels used for the transportation of fish or fishery products shall be approved and issued with a certificate of inspection and approval by competent authority.
  2. Fill up the application form and attach all the required conditions as described by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal industry and fisheries. The conditions include the following:
    • Fish and fish products shall, during storage and transport, be kept at the temperatures specified in the ordinance.
    • Frozen fish and fish products, must be kept at a temperature of - 18°C or less in all parts of the product.
    • Fresh products should be kept at a temperature of melting ice (0 ± 2°C).
    • Vehicles used for the transportation of fish and fish products should be constructed and equipped in such a way that the temperatures prescribed in above are maintained throughout the period of transportation.
    • be provided with adequate drainage in order to ensure that water from melted ice does not stay in contact with the fish or fish products where ice is used to chill fish or fish products.
    • All vehicles used for the transportation of fish and fish products shall be in good state of repair to ensure fast and safe delivery.
  3. After filling the form proceed to pay the prescribed fee by the Authority.
  4. Submit the dully filled in form attached with pay slip to the fish inspection Officer in charge of the department.
  5. Obtain your certificate from where your application was submitted within 3 days from the date the application was received at Fisheries Department in case there is no rejection.
  6. It is an offence to transport fish products in a vehicle or container which is not clean and disinfected or which does not meet the conditions laid down in the ordinance rules.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form for certificate of inspection for fish storage and transport.
  • The owners/directors/ Nation Identification card
  • Any other documents that proves the owner or directors
  • Certificate of company incorporation and the names of its directors

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries(MAAIF)
Directorate of Fisheries
Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources
Lugard Avenue Entebbe
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 320 006
Email Address:
Website:Ministry of Agriculture

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Applicant to be eligible should be operating Vessel/vehicle strictly for transportation of fish or fishery products.


Certificate fee: 500,000 Ugshs


Valid for 1 year

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing takes 3days.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url '' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Vessel/Vehicle Name
  • Registration number
  • Captain’s/Drivers name
  • Permanent and local contacts
  • Crew members
  • Vessel Description
  • Vehicle Description
  • Declaration and signature

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Need for the Document[edit]

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Information which might help[edit]

  • Cleaning of vehicles, and in particular the interiors of fish containers shall use potable or clean water.
  • Loading and unloading facilities shall be made and constructed of material which is easy to clean, disinfect and must be kept in a good state of repair and cleanliness. Unloading and loading operations shall proceed rapidly with vehicle engines switched off.
  • Fish or fish products shall be placed without unnecessary delay in a protected environment at the temperature required on the basis of the nature of the product;
  • Equipment and handling practices that cause unnecessary damage to the edible parts of the fish or fish products shall be avoided.
  • All vehicles used for the transportation of fish and fish products shall be in good state of repair to ensure fast and safe delivery.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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