Procedure/Guideline related to Export/Import permit for live fishes has been prepared by Jabatan Perikaan in the purpose of controlling the live fishes activity either inside or outside the country enforce under Pekeliling Cawangan Kawalselia 3/96. The enforcement for the above regulations including Agenda/Procedure/ Export/Import of live fishes, Tiger prawn, Aquatic plants, Gropers and the exportation of fishes under fishery regulation (Import Prohibition and etc., for fish) 1996. 1. EXPORT OF LIVE FISH 1.1 The processes of the application for export of the live fish is follow: 1.2 Procedure: a) Applicant is reequired to register with Lembaga Kemajuan Perikanan every year by completing threee (3) copies of the Application from PEIA 1/95. b) Application for the permit of the export of live fish in each consignment shall furnish with the documents below: i) Two (2) copies of invoices. ii) Four (4) copies of Custom K2 form complete with such information that is the normal name and scientific name of the particular fish. iii) The Certificate of Health. c) Invoice shall contain the following specifications: i) Letter head ii) Invoice number iii) The general name and scientific name of the fish iv) Quantity and value of the fish v) Name and address of the importer vi) To indicate number of package correctly vii) The official chop of the exporter 1.3 The Application for the export permit shall forward to the Fishery Department at least three (3) working days in advance before the date of export. 1.4 Each export permit is issued for one consignment only. 1.5 The export permit is only valid for forteen (14) days calculated from the official date of issue. 1.6 The examination centre for each consignment will be determined by the Fishery Department in which a minimum of 10% of each consignment will be checked. 1.7 The approval of the Borang Kastam (K2) will be issued to the exporters after their consignments have been checked and sealed by the Fishery Department. 1.8 Live Prawn 1.8.1 Penaeus monodon, and Semisulcatus are not permited to export if they are found to have lay eggs, or their length are more than 178mm (7 inches). 1.8.2 Each package of the live prawn for export shall be examined by the Fishery Department before it is allowed to export. 1.9 Blood Clam The Anadara granosa are not permitted to exportt if their lengths are less than 31mm (1-1/4 inches). 1.10 Aquatic plant The export permit is issued by the Fishery Department, while the santitation certificate as well as the phytosanitary certificate is issued by the Agriculurtal Department. 1.11 Grouper The export of the grouper fry with the size of less than 7.8cm (3 inches) are not permitted and takes effect from 1.1.96. 1.12 The export of fishes under The Fishery Regulation (Import Prohibition and etc., for fish) 1990. 1.12.1 The export is required to obtain the permission to breed/keep/sell from The Fishery Department. 1.12.2 Fishes are permitted to export on the condition that the export permit is granted by the Headquater of the Fishery Department, Kuala Lumpur. 1.12.3 Before the fishes are being export the exporter shall have permit for breeding/keeping/selling the fishes under The Fishery Regulations (Import Prohibition and etc., for fish) 1990. 1.13 Fishes controlled under The CITES and listed by the Wild Life Department. 1.13.1 A list of the fishes controlled under the CITES are stated below: SCIENTIFIC NAME NORMAL APPENDIX CITES --------------- ------ -------------- a. Arapaima gigas Arapaima ll b. Acipenser sturio Common or baitic sturgeon l c. Acipenser oxyrhynchus Atlantic strugeon ll d. Acipenser brevirostrum Shortnose strugeon l e. Neoceratodus forsteri Austraalian lungfish l f. Latimeria chalumnae Coulacanth l g. Cynolebias constanciae Pearlfish ll h. Cynolebias marmoractus Genger pearlfish ll i. Cynolebias opalescens Opalescent pearlfish ll j. Cynolebias minimus Minute pearlfish ll k. Cynolebias splendens Splendid pearlfish ll l. Scleropages formosus Asian arowana l m. Probarbus jullient Ikan termoleh l n. Caecobarbus geertsi African blind barbfish ll o. Polydon sparthula American peddlefish ll p. Pangasionadon gigas Giant catfish l q. Chasmistes cujus Cui-ui l r. Cynoscion macdonaldi Mac Donald weakfish l 1.13.2 These fishes are permitted to export provided the followings conditions are fulfilled: a) Haaving obtained the ceertificaate of origin from The Fishery Department. b) Having obtained The CITES permit, the following conditions must be fulfilled: i) The fishes under CITES are the second generation or there after and ii) The fishes concerned are produced in the form of "Captive-breeding". c) Having obtained the export permit granted from The Fishery Department. The procedure to apply for the export permitt is stated in 1.2(a),(b),(c),1.3,1.4,1.5 and 1.7. 1.13.3 For every consignment of the fishes under The CITES which intend to export, the exporter shall forward his application to The Fishery Research Institude (Institut Penyelidik Perikanan, IPP) to verify the fishes concerned are produced in the form of Captive-breeding, and are of F2 and its subsequent generation. 1.13.4 The Fishery Department will issue the CO through the IPP to the exporter afterr the conditions of 1.13.3 are satisfied. A copy of the CO shall be sent to the headquater of the The Fishery Department, Kuala Lumpur for further action. 1.13.5 Every page of the CO concerned shall embossed with the seal of The Fishery Dept. of Malaysia and shall be signed by the officer who issued the CO. 1.13.6 The total fishes to be exported shall be indicated through both numbering and wording in the CO. 1.13.7 Subsequently, the exporter should forward the CO while applying for the CITES permit from the Wild Life Department. 1.13.8 In conjuction with the above, the exporter shall attach with the original documents of the CO, CITES permit, invoice and the custom K2 form in order to apply for the permit for exporting through the headquater of The Fishery Department, K.L. 1.13.9 Upon obtaining approval from the headquater of The Fishery Department, every consignment of the fishes will be examined by the Fish Health Management and Quarantine (PPKIK) later or any other plaus as specified by The Fishery Dept. 1.13.10 The consignment of the fishes will be examined by the Kawalsella unit and Resources Control Branch unit, after which, a certificate of health will be issued (if necessary) by the PPKIK before it is permitted to export. 1.13.11 The permit for export will be issued by the headquater of The Fishery Department after each consignment has been examined and found to have complied with the regulations. 1.13.12 The validity of the export permit shall not be longer than the validity of the CITES permit. 1.14 The application for the certificate of Health (if necessary) shall apply simulteneously with the application for the export permit. This certificate will be issued after having examined by the Fishery Department and found to have complied with the relevant Regulations. 2. IMPORT OF LIVE FISH 2.1 The processes of the application for import of the live fish is follow: 2.2 a) All applicant is required to register every year by completing three (3) copies of thee application form PEIA 1/95. b) Application shall be furnished with the documents below: i) Four (4) copies of Custom K1 form ii) Two (2) copies of invoice c) Invoice shall contain the following specifications: I) Letterhead II) Invoice number III) The general name and scientific name of the fish IV) Quantity and value of the fish V) Name and address of the importer VI) To indicate the number of package correctly 2.3 Each permit is means for one consignment only and valid for forteen (14) days from the date of thee permit for import is issued. 2.4 For clearance of consignment, the certificate of health and CO from importer's country shall produce to The Fishery Department when the checking is conducted. 2.5 The permit for import will be issued after the examination completed. A total of 10% of the consignment will be checked in random. 2.6 For the import of fish under The CITES, the CITES permit from both exporter's and importer's country shall attached at the time of application. 2.7 Fishes prohibited under The Fishery Regulations (Restricted for import, and ect. for fish) 1990, are not allowed to import unless the written approval grantede by the Director of Fishery Department of Malaysia. 2.8 Illness fishes are not alloweed to bring into Malaysia at all. 2.9 Any fishes suspect carry with disease will be quarantined. All costs of management, treatment and disposal incurred shall be born by importer. 2.10 The exotic fishes that never enter Malaysia before, a separate application shall be made to Fishery Department in which the consideration will be given on case to case basic.