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Obtaining a license for fishing operation in Sri Lankan territory waters

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Qualification Criteria
Registration certificate of the vessel to be used for the operations
The operation should be in accordance with the 1996 operations orders
Must be a Sri Lankan
Note: license will be issued Sri Lankans in accordance with the special gazette declaration of 1996 November 07th bearing no 948/25
Support Documents Required
Registration certificate of the fishing craft

Submission Procedure
Step 1: The customer has to obtain the sample application form from the fisheries inspector fill it and hand it over to same
Note:Applications can be made through the application form in the operation order part 2 1996
Application Forms
Step 1: Obtain the application form fill it & hand it over to the area Fisheries Inspector
Step 2: Relevant documents will be sent to the district assistant director
Step 3: District assistant director will approve or decline the application
Step 4: Relevant documents will be sent to the director general
Time Line
Process Time Line
This process takes up nearly two weeks
Submission Time Line
Step 1:
Obtain application form
Working days – Monday to Friday
Counter open hours – 9.00 am to 4.45pm
Except on government holidays
Step 2:
Submit application form
Working days – Monday to Friday
Counter open hours – 9.00 am to 4.45pm
Except on government holidays
Validity Time Line
Not applicable
Costs Related to the Service
No cost involved in obtaining this service
Operations license charges
No penalties related on obtaining this service
There are no surcharges

Organization Information

Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources

3rd Floor,
New Secretariat,
Colombo 10.

Mr. A. Ariyasena Fernando
Telephones:0094-11-2446183 / 0094-11-2472187 / 0094-11-2449170
Fax Nos:0094-11-2449170

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Last Updated On: 2009-09-24 00:32:26
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