Issue an Export License for Local Aquatic Organism Products

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Service Description

Through this service, an export license is issued for the purpose of exporting local aquatic organisms extracted from the UAE waters or farmed in the UAE which includes fresh/frozen/smoked/dried/salted fish as well as other aquatic organisms such as crustaceans and mollusks (Valid for 1 year from the license’s issuance date)

Service Procedures
  1. Fill out the e-form
  2. Review the application and complete the procedures electronically
  3. Issue the license electronically
Note: to start applying on the service, please register and signup to have your personal user name in the system
Target Audience
Required Documents
  • Copy of a valid trade license
  • Declaration or a certificate issued from the competent authority declaring that the applicant has the necessary means to store, preserve, and transport aquatic organisms which meet the health requirements determined by the competent authority in the concerned emirate

Additional documents for fishers’ co-op associations:

  • Copy of the association’s declaration 
Terms and Conditions


  1. Must be registered in the general registry of fishers in the ministry and has a valid fishing boat license

For fisher co-op associations:

  1. Copy of the association’s declaration

For aquaculture farms:

  1. Must have a valid license from the ministry
  2. The export activity of aquaculture farms is restricted to products produced in the farm
Used Forms

Request for Export License (Local Aquatic Organisms’ Products)

Service Time

2 Working Days