Export Procedure Export Procedure

LIVE FISH EXPORT PROCEDURES

 

STEP 1 REGISTRATION

  1. Must possess a licence issued by the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia
  2. Registered with the Department of Fisheries Malaysia (for live fishes only)
  3. Registered with Dagang-net Technologies through the Department of Fisheries Malaysia for online permit application
 

STEP 2 PERMIT APPLICATION

  1. Apply through the e-permit system
  2. Once the permit is approved, the exporter must produce a copy to be brought along on the day of export
  3. Acquire the health certificate from the Department of Fisheries Malaysia
 

STEP 3 ON THE DAY OF EXPORT

  1. Bring along
  2. Export permit
  3. Customs form
  4. Invois
  5. Health certificate
  6. CITES certificate – if relevant
  7. Copies of permission letter to sell/ care/breed prohibited fish ( issued by the state fisheries office)- if relevant
 

EXPORT PROCEDURES

 

STEP 1 REGISTRATION

  • Must possess a licence issued by the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia
 

FISHERIES (PROHIBITIONS OF IMPORT, ETC. OF FISH) REGULATIONS 1990

  1. Serrasalmus/Serrasalmo/Pygocentrus/Catoprian
  2. Pygopristis
  3. Colosomma/Piaractus
  4. Mylossoma
  5. Mylopus/Myleus
  6. Pristobrycon
  7. Myletes
 

The Mylossoma spp fish or usually known as ‘Silver Dollar’ comes from the Piranha family which is included in the list of controlled fishes under the Fisheries (Prohibitions of Import, etc. of Fish) Regulations 1990. Under this regulation, the live import, sale, care and keeping of the listed species from the piranha family are prohibited except with the permission from the Director General of Malaysia Fisheries. The Mylossoma spp fish is mainly used as an ornamental fish. Its attractive colour, shiny scales and movement in a school exhibits an attractive display in an aquarium.

Apart from the Mylossoma spp fish, other controlled species under the Fisheries (Prohibitions of Import, etc. of Fish) Regulations 1990, include the Serrasalmus (also known as Serrasalmo or Pygocentrus or Catoprian), Pygopristis, Colosomma (also known as Piaractus), Mylopus (also known as Myleus), Pristobrycon and Myletes. The nature of these fishes from the piranha family is its aggressive predatory, hardy and prolific breeder characteristics as well as the capability of being dominant in the domestic waters, posing threats to the biodiversity.

As opposed to other species among this family, the Silver Dollar fish does not exhibit violent threatening nature, but it must be controlled from imports as it is difficult to distinguish it from other species in the piranha family particularly during the juvenile stage. The fishes are easily identified when they mature, facilitating the Department of Fisheries in issuing permits for import purposes. The Mylossoma spp fish is accepted for imports by other countries and has the potential of being part of the ornamental fish export.

Since the Silver Dollar fish is under the control of the Fisheries (Prohibitions of Import, etc. of Fish) Regulations 1990, import permit applications must be made separate from permit applications for other fishes as it is produced only for those holding the licence for breeding, displaying and selling fishes produced under this regulatio

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