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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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Obtain Fishing Vessel License
(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

Foreign Fishing Vessel License
Local Commercial Fishing Vessel License (15 meters and over in length)
Local Commercial Fishing Vessel License (less than 15 meters in length)

Cost Free

Time frame

A copy of the fish processing licence can also be sent by e-mail.
Waiting time in queue: min   5mn - max  10mn
Attention at counter: min   5mn - max   10mn

Legal justification

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

Additional information

Applicants will be advised through email or telephone once Fishing Vessel License is ready.
Applications for renewals of existing fish vessel licence have to be submitted before the expire date of the recent licence

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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