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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)

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

0 mn  -  10 mn
 -  21 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge

Kenya Fisheries Service (KeFS)

13th Floor, NHIF Building, Ragati Road, P.O. BOX 48511, Nairobi 00100
Tel: +254 202 020 191
Email: kefs@kilimo.go.ke
Website: www.kenyafisheriesservice.go.ke
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Front Office (KeFS)

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Contact person

Poline Nyaga

Assistant Office Administrator
Tel: +254 202 020 191
Email: kefs@kilimo.go.ke
Kenya Fisheries Service (KeFS) Regional Offices Contact Details Kenya Fisheries Service (KeFS) Regional Offices Contact Details

What do I get?

Application accepted

What are the requirements?

1. General Application Form
General Application Form (original)
Filled by the applicant.
2. Application for certificate of compliance
Application for certificate of compliance (original)
Filled by the applicant.
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (copy)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of sea worthiness (copy)
Issued by the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA).
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of Kenya Registry (copy)
Issued by the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA).
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Business plan (copy)
Detailing the processor's fishing plan.
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Crew list (copy)
Listing all crew members including their rank and nationality.
8. 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.
Waiting time in queue: Max.  5mn
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 Fisheries Service (KeFS)

Entity in charge

Kenya Fisheries Service (KeFS)

13th Floor, NHIF Building, Ragati Road, P.O. BOX 48511, Nairobi 00100
Tel: +254 202 020 191
Email: kefs@kilimo.go.ke
Website: www.kenyafisheriesservice.go.ke
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Office of the Director General (KeFS)

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Contact person

Daniel Mungai

Director General
Tel: +254 202 020 191
Email: kefs@kilimo.go.ke
Kenya Fisheries Service (KeFS) Regional Offices Contact Details Kenya Fisheries Service (KeFS) Regional Offices Contact Details