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Issuance of Certificate of Good Aquaculture Practice (GAqP)

Necessary Documents

  1. Application Letter with Company Letter Head


  1. An applicant submits the necessary documents for applying for certificate of Good Aquaculture Practice (GAqP) to Director General of the Department of Fisheries.
  2. The inspection team of the GAqP Extension and Inspection Team conducts a field survey and provides comments. And then it checks the submitted documents according to those comments and if the documents are completed, Certificate of Good Aquaculture Practice (GAqP) shall be issued.


48,000 MMK per Inspection


10 working days if the submitted necessary documents are completed

Place for submission

Department of Fisheries

Signing Status

The officials instead of Director General


  • This Certificate of Good Aquaculture Practice (GAqP) shall be renewed at the Department of Fisheries before the expiry date shown on the Certificate.
  • Aquaculture Division of Department of Fisheries issues Certificate of Good Aquaculture Practice (GAqP) in accordance with the completion of following the facts after the GAqPExtension team conducted survey on the farm condition when the farmers apply for Certificate of Good Aquaculture Practice (GAqP);

 (a) The aquaculture farm site should be situated away from water polluted area and it should be cultured with good water quality sources.

 (b) Aquaculture pond layout plan should be based on technical guidelines for fish/shrimp farming industry.

 (c) The water effluent from aquaculture ponds should not affect the pollution to environment water area.

 (d) The cultured aquatic organisms (fish or shrimp) should be fed using quality feed before the expiry manufactured date.       

 (e) The aquaculture feeds should be stored under the shade of dry and cool place. The stored place must be cleaned and protected from direct sunlight, rain and high humidity.

 (f)  The health condition of cultured fish/shrimp and pond water quality should be checked regularly and it must be followed the guidelines for preventing of fish diseases outbreak.

 (g) The aquaculture farm should not be placed of toilet and sewage near the fish cultured ponds.

 (h) The fish feed and farm used utensils or apparatus should be properly kept to avoid the infection of diseases.

 (i)  It must be avoided the usages of prohibited drugs and chemicals in aquaculture farms.

 (j)  Before harvesting for transports of cultured fish and shrimp, it should be properly checked the clearance of any diseases infection.

 (k) It should be cleaned the apparatus, water and ice for the transports of shrimp and fish.

 (l) It must be recorded systematically for the facts and information of cultured fish size, place, farm site, pond water quality, feeding rate, use of chemicals and drugs, diseases control managements and protection of environmental pollution schemes.

(m) There should not be integrated fish/shrimp farming with the culture of domestic animals and other animals such as poultry, swine and cows at fish farming site.

(n)  The fish feed must be imported and the one from fish feed industry registered at the Department of Fisheries.

(o)  The fish feed must be approved for free of antibiotic.

(p)  The aquaculture products must be shown Myanmar GAqP label.