Export of local aquatic organisms products

Service Time

1 Working day

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Service Description

Through this service, a permit is issued to export a consignment of local aquatic products out of the UAE. This includes local wild fish, fish produced in aquaculture farms in the UAE, crustaceans, molluscs, and other aquatic organisms. (Valid for 1 month from the permit issuance date)

Service Procedures

To apply for a service over any of the service channels, you should register in the digital services system From here

  1. Fill-out the e-form
  2. Electronic Payment of Fees
  3. Review the application and complete the procedures electronically
  4. Issue the electronic export permit

Service Fees

300 AED per ton

Required Documents

  • Packing declaration which lists the type and quantity of aquatic organisms’ products intended for export

For air and marine shipments, the following document is required:

  • Packaging certificate issued from a fish processing factory which lists the consignment information such as aquatic products type and quantity

Terms and Conditions

  1. The applicant must have a valid license to export local aquatic organisms’ products.
  2. The species to be exported are in accordance with the legislation in question.
  3. The export of local fish is permitted from 1 November of each year to 30 April of the following year, with the exceptions of dried and salted fish, which are allowed to be exported throughout the year.
  4. The export of Sheiri (Lethrinus nebulosus) and Safi (Siganus canaliculatus) is prohibited from 1 March to 30 April of each year.
  5. Sharks that are caught in the fishing waters of the UAE may be exported, whether fresh, frozen, dried, salted or smoked, throughout the year.
  6. The export of sharks listed in Ministerial Decree 43 of the year 2019 is prohibited. (Link)
  7. The export of shark fins is prohibited.
  8. The export of aquaculture products is limited to products produced in the  aquaculture farm itself and they are allowed to be exported throughout the year.