Digitization of fisheries: eRyba launched

An important step for the Ukrainian fishing industry: eRyba, or the Unified State Electronic Management System for the Industry, has become operational. Resolution of the CMU No. 1076, which made this possible, was developed with the participation of the BRDO team, as well as representatives of academia and NGOs.

What will change?

From now on, business entities that plan to fish on an industrial scale or carry out experimental fishing can declare the right to do so online. The document is created, signed and submitted automatically to eRyba. The service will soon be available on the Diia portal.

The experimental digitalisation project introduced by the resolution will last for 2 years. Business entities have until November 1 to submit a declaration ➡️

Why is this important?

Declaring the right to commercial fishing is only the first tool of the electronic system. Soon the following will be available in eRyba:

🔹 declaration of the right to experimental fishing;

🔹 service for obtaining a permit for the special use of aquatic bioresources in fishery water bodies (parts thereof) for industrial fishing, experimental fishing.

The eRyba electronic system will contribute to the development of fisheries and aquaculture in Ukraine. According to experts’ estimates, the market for shadow products in this area currently amounts to UAH 850 million annually – large-scale digitisation will make it possible to get rid of this.

We will remind that the international demand for aquaculture products will only grow: the volume of the world market, which in 2022 was 75.6 million tons, will reach 100.3 million tons by 2028, according to experts’ forecasts. Ukrainian entrepreneurs in the field of fish farming have the potential to become its successful players.

The unified state electronic management system for the fisheries industry and online service was developed by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the State Agency of Ukraine for the Development of Land Reclamation, Fisheries and Food Programs of Ukraine in cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine with the support of the USAID / UK Aid project “Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services / TAPAS” and Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO).