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Uganda - Obtain a Fishing License

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Procedure[edit]

  1. To apply for a fishing license in Uganda the applicant has to contact the Department of Fishering , Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries.
  2. An application is made to the Executive Director of UIA on Form UIA 1 (obtainable from the UIA).
  3. The form is available at the cost of Shs.1,500 and there is no processing fee.
  4. Once the application is successfully processed and the authorities are happy with the documents submitted the fishing license will be provided.

Following listed are contact information that can be used :
Department of Fishering , Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
Phone: +256 414 320 006
Physical Address: Lugard Avenue Entebbe
Postal Address: P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Jurisdiction: National
Email Address: ps@agriculture.go.ug
Operating Hours: Moday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)
Directions: View Directions



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Required Documents[edit]

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1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of Fishering , Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
Phone: +256 414 320 006
Physical Address: Lugard Avenue Entebbe
Postal Address: P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Jurisdiction: National
Email Address: ps@agriculture.go.ug
Operating Hours: Moday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)
Directions: View Directions



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Eligibility[edit]

  • Belong to/be a registered member of a Beach Management Unit (BMU).
  • Fishers (Barriers) should be 18 years and above.
  • Possesses legal fishing gears and appliances.
  • Work permit from Ministry of Internal Affairs.



Fees[edit]

10,000Ugx



Validity[edit]

1 year.



Documents to Use[edit]

Documents that can be used : Documents To Use



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Sample Documents[edit]

Rule 13
THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
Serial No..
THE FISH ACT, CAP. 197
THE FISH RULES, 2010
APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO ENGAGE IN FISHING ACTIVITIES
1.
(a) Full name of owner: ..
(b) Age and sex: ..
(c) Nationality:
(d) Name of BMU: ..
(e) Purpose of the application:
(f) Company name: .
(g) Attach BMU recommendation (h) Attach photograph and copy of any identification
2. Fishing activity applied for-(Tick as appropriate)
(a) Registration of fishing vessel
(b) Fishing
(c) Artisanal processing
(d) Boat building
(e) Industrial processing
(f) Transporting
(g) Appliance Importation / manufacturing
(h) Regional fish trade
(i) Other (Please state activity)
(j)
(i) Type of boat...
(ii) Length of boat
(iii) Type and number of fishing appliances used
(iv) Propulsion type used; Paddle/ sail/ Outboard Engine/Inboard Engine
(v) Engine HPMake..Serial No
(vi) Type of fish species targeted
(k)
(i) Attach Health certificate for activity in 2 (b), (c), (e), (f) and (h)
(ii) Fishing hours per day
(iii) Life saving equipment (State which equipment).
(l) Type of storage facility.
(m)
(i) For boat building, name and location of the yard.
(ii) Type of material used for construction
(iii) Number of boats built per year.., Processing
(n)
(i) Type of smoking facility.
(ii) Annual processing capacity
(iii) Actual annual processed quantity..
(v) Attach an affidavit not to breach any fisheries law
(o)
(i) Vehicle/ Vessel inspection certificate...(attach recent copies)
(ii) Vehicle/ Vessel Registration No
(p) Attach copy of annual returns
3. I/ WE HEREBY CERTIFY THAT: To best of my knowledge, that the above particulars are
correct. Application fee 10,000/= Non refundable
.
Date Signature of Applicant
4. For Official Use (Recommendation by Chief Fisheries Officers or authorized licensing officer
on refusal or acceptance of the application)
(a) The application is approved/not approved
(b) Reasons for not approving.
..
.. :::::::::::
..
..
Name of Authorised Licensing Officer Signature Date

(Original to Licensee)
(Duplicate to Commissioner Fisheries) OFFICIAL STAMP
(Triplicate to be retained in the book)



Processing Time[edit]

2 Days



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Instructions[edit]

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2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

This procedure provides you information related to obtaining fishing license in Uganda. Ugandas fish processing sector has expanded greatly in recent years and current export earnings are nearly US$100 million per year.

Large fresh water expanses which rank 7th in the world are home to a wide variety of fish products. Opportunities are available for fish farming and establishment of more fish processing factories on other lakes other than Lake Victoria. Ugandas fish is a delicacy in Europe and has recently penetrated the US market.

For compliance purposes: business licenses, permits and registrations serve the purpose of advising the licensing authorities that the business is functioning and meeting safety, soundness and tax regulations for the authorities.

To regulate the distribution pattern of fish and fish products for international, regional and local markets and to promote traceability capacity by the issuing authority.



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External Links[edit]

Website: http://www.agriculture.go.ug/



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