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Register Fish Processing Facilities  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register fishing vessels at MAF (domestic + foreign)  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Health Certificate for Export  (4) expand_more expand_less
Hire Customs Broker  (2) expand_more expand_less
Submit provisional export form to CBS  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Shipping Documents - Export  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Zoo-sanitary Certificate from Quarantine  (2) expand_more expand_less
Submit Final export form to CBS  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Customs Export Clearance  (2) expand_more expand_less
Export - Pay Wharfage fee at Samoa Ports Authority  (2) expand_more expand_less
Final release to harbour  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Submit application for Fishing Vessel (foreign + domestic)
(last modified: 23/04/2021)

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries - Department of Fisheries

Tel: 20369
Email: fish@fisheries.gov.ws
Website: https://www.maf.gov.ws/
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Fisheries Lodging Office

Mon: 09:00 - 17:00
Tue: 09:00 - 17:00
Wed: 09:00 - 17:00
Thu: 09:00 - 17:00
Fri: 09:00 - 17:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Lorian Finau Groves

Fisheries Officer
Tel: 20369
Email: lorian.finau@maf.gov.ws

Expected results

Payment Slip - (Fisheries)

Requirements

All
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of Seaworthiness (original)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Small Vessel Safety Certificate (original)
Foreigners
1. Foreign Fishing Vessel License Application
Foreign Fishing Vessel License Application
filled & signed
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Foreign Investment Certificate (original + Simple copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Foreign Employment Employee Permit (FEEP) (original + Simple copy)
(Required unless business operations are managed by a Samoan National)
Samoan Nationals
1. Domestic Fishing Vessel License Application
Domestic Fishing Vessel License Application (original)
signed and filled

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: min   5mn - max  10mn
Attention at counter: min   5mn - max   15mn

Legal justification

1. Fisheries Management Act, 2016
Fisheries Management Act, 2016

Additional information

More information can be found under: https://licensing.tklapp.com/ws/

Complaints: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries - Department of Fisheries

Entity in charge

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries - Department of Fisheries

Tel: 20369
Email: fish@fisheries.gov.ws
Website: https://www.maf.gov.ws/
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Fisheries Lodging Office

Mon: 09:00 - 17:00
Tue: 09:00 - 17:00
Wed: 09:00 - 17:00
Thu: 09:00 - 17:00
Fri: 09:00 - 17:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Magele Etuati Ropeti

ACEO Fisheries
Tel: +685 20369
Email: magele.ropeti@maf.gov.ws
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