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License for Fish Pond (Section 28, State Fisheries Ordinance 2003)

Starting from 2006, the farmers must have license to operate either fish or shrimp ponds. The license can be obtained 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 as follows:

i) Pond size less that 0.2 ha - RM2.00 per year
ii)Pond size more than 0.2 ha - RM20.00 per ha per year

Operating any fish pond without a valid license can be compounded or fined.


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

Application for Fish Pond License

Completed application forms can be submitted direct to this office or through any Divisional Agriculture Office together with the following in 3 sets. Other supporting documents required:

  1. Land title
  2. Cadastral map (applied area to be highlight)
  3. Localiti map
  4. Detailed layout map (to scale)
  5. EIA report if project size is more than 50 hectares
  6. Tenancy agreement/ letter of consent if land applied for belongs to others
  7. 2 passport sized photographs

Work Flow

For further information, 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 the divisional offices:

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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