How to Obtain License For Processed Fish (Dried/Smoked) In Uganda

Obtain License For Processed Fish (Dried/Smoked) In Uganda By Online

  1. Permits and licences for processed and by-products of fish (Dried/Smoked) is available by contacting the Directorate of Fish resources under the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries.
  2. Make sure you have the background information and other relevant information, then complete the proper application form, as explained by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal industries and Fisheries.
  3. Once you have completed the form, complete the form and pay the fee.
  4. Fill out the completed form, along with the payment slips to the health officer responsible for Fish and Animal products in the region where the fish by-products and processing plant are located. The health inspector office will conduct an inspection of the premises and ensure the safety of the by-product and fish that is processed.
  5. Make sure your application fees has been filled out and all information is submitted with the application.
  6. Take your By-product and Processed fish licence certificate from the place your application was received within 7 days of the date your application was received by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal industries and Fisheries in the event there isn’t a rejection.
  7. For local markets permits, the permit or licence is available directly from the town clerks in the Municipality or Division/City Authority. In the case of national, regional, or international markets, the by-products and processing licences are available from Ministry of Agriculture Animal industries and Fisheries under the department of fisheries resources.

Required Documents For Obtain License For Processed Fish

  • You must be 18 or older
  • Join as a BMU member.

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. (MAAIF)Directorate of Fisheries
Department of Fisheries Resources
Lugard Avenue Entebbe
Plot 16-18 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 320 004 /256-414-322026
Website: of fisheries resources


All agencies and individuals involved in the distribution patterns of by-product fish as well as dry fish products to local, regional, and international markets, for home consumption or export activities within Uganda are eligible to apply for this licence.


  • Application Fees Ten Thousand Ugshs
  • License Fee $500,000 Ugshs
  • Renewal Fee $500,000 Ugshs


A license granted pursuant to the Act can be used for a year and will expires on December 31 each year.

Processing Time

Maximum Processing Time: 2 Days

Requirements Information

  • Name of the owner
  • Age and sexuality.
  • Nationality.
  • The name of BMU.
  • What is the purpose for the app.
  • Company name.
  • BMU recommendation.
  • Photocopy and a copy of any ID.
  • Name of the Authorized Licensing Officer.
  • Nationality /No./Passport No
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone No.
  • Business Location: Name of the Building/Place
  • Sort of Truck (5, 10 or, or other).
  • The type of the hull
  • Overall Length
  • Intended Fishing Area
  • Proposed methods of fishing used
  • Declaration form
  • Copy of the annual tax return

Documentation is needed

The goal is to control the distribution patterns of fish and other fish products for regional, international as well as local markets, and also to enhance traceability capability of the authority that issues them.

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