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Apply for fish processing licence, certificate of compliance and certificate of registration of local fishing vessel
(last modified: 19/11/2021)

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Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

0 mn  -  0 mn
 -  21 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge

Kenya Electronic Single Window System (KESWS)


Tel: +254 (20) 4965000 / 0709950000
Website: https://kenyatradenet.go.ke/keswsoga/TraderLogin.do

What do I get?

Submitted certificate of compliance Submitted certificate of compliance
Submitted certificate of registration of local fishing vessel Submitted certificate of registration of local fishing vessel

What are the requirements?

1.
Certificate of compliance and certificate of registration of local fishing vessel application form
Filled by the applicant.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of sea worthiness (copy)
Issued by the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA).
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of Kenya Registry (copy)
Issued by the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA).
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Business plan (copy)
Detailing the processor's fishing plan.
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Crew list (copy)
Listing all crew members including their rank and nationality.
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Information
The processor will also be required to provide details on the engines horse power to ensure that it will not be an environmental hazard and cause damage to aquatic life.

Time frame

Approval for the fish processing licence is done by the Director General, Kenya Fisheries Service for issuance by the County Director of Fisheries. The Principal Secretary (PS) Fisheries, chairs the competent authority standing committee for approval of issuance of the certificate of compliance, and this process can take up to twenty-one (21) days.
Attention at counter: Max.   5mn
Waiting time until next step: Max.   21 days

Legal justification

1. Fisheries Management and Development Act No. 35 (2016)
Fisheries Management and Development Act No. 35 (2016)
Sections 98, 99, 109, 110

Recourse: Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)

Entity in charge

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)

P.O. Box 00200-36943, Longonot Road, Upper Hill, Embankment Plaza, Nairobi
Tel: +254 204 965 000 / +254 709 950 000
Email: contactcentre@kentrade.go.ke, complaints@kentrade.go.ke
Website: kentrade.go.ke
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Customer Service & Contact Centre (KenTrade)

Mon: 07:00 - 19:00
Tue: 07:00 - 19:00
Wed: 07:00 - 19:00
Thu: 07:00 - 19:00
Fri: 07:00 - 19:00
Sat: 08:00 - 14:00
Sun: 08:00 - 14:00

Contact person

Joseph Mukite

Senior Contact Centre Officer
Tel: +254 204 965 000 / +254 709 950 000
Email: contactcentre@kentrade.go.ke, jmukite@kentrade.go.ke
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