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Cage Culture (Section 31, State Fisheries Ordinance 2003)

You are required to apply for a license from the Agriculture Department to construct, set up or establish any cage which is for use as a culture system, in any river, stream, lake, reservoir or dam and subject to the terms and conditions.

Application forms can be obtained from Enforcement and Licensing Unit, Inland Fisheries Branch of the Agriculture Department or any Divisional Agriculture Offices throughout the State.

License fee is RM2.00 per cage with dimensions of 3.3m x 3.3m per year and subject to renewal yearly before the expiry date.

Operating any cage culture system without a valid license can be compounded or fined.

Procedure of Application

Completed application forms can be submitted direct to this office or through any Divisional Agriculture Office together with the following in 2 sets. It will be forwarded to Sarawak Rivers Board for approval and to make sure the site for the cages do not obstruct any riverine traffic.

  1. Locality plan indicating the river and site of the cages
  2. Layout plan for the proposed cages
  3. 2 passport sized photograph

The issuance of the license shall not relieve or exampt the holder thereof from compliance with the requirements and provisions of the Sarawak Rivers (Traffic) Regulation, 1993.

Operating of cage culture system in inland waters without a valid license issued by the State Fisheries Officer is an offence.


A fine not exceeding RM20,000 or 5 yeras imprisonment of both.

Application For Cage Culture License (Section 31)

Flow Chart.

For details, please contact:

Enforcement and Licensing Unit,
Pusat Perikanan Darat, Semongok
Batu 12, Jalan Kuching/Serian
93250 Kuching
Tel: 082-613630 / Fax: 082-611871

or Fisheries Officer at Divisional Agriculture Office:

Samarahan Tel: 082-671221
Sri Aman Tel: 083-322120
Betong Tel: 083-472005
Sarikei Tel: 084-654144
Sibu Tel: 084-333711
Bintulu Tel: 086-311484
Miri Tel: 085-432933
Limbang Tel: 085-217917
Mukah Tel: 084-871205
Kapit Tel: 084-796316


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