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Trading of Game Species


In order to practice as a trader of game in the Republic of Cyprus one needs to obtain a trading game licence by the Game and Fauna Service. Nobody can sell or provide at his/her premises any game species not included in Annex III of the relevant Law (For the Protection and Management of Birds and Game Species Law L.152(Ι)/ 2003-2012).

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The Game and Fauna Service grants a licence of game trading only after an Application for Trading Game Licence (Type C), of the relevant Law (L 152 (Ι)/2003-2012) is filled in and examined. This licence is relevant only to a specific number of game species which appears in Annex III , of the relevant Law.

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The Application for trading game licence can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or you can contact directly the competent authority (Central offices or any of the District Offices of the Game and Fauna Service):

Game and Fauna Service
1453 Nicosia
Tel.: +357 22867786
Fax: +357 22867780
Email: wildlife.thira@cytanet.com.cy
Website: http://www.moi.gov.cy/moi/wildlife/

The application needs to be accompanied by the following documents:
  • original Certificate of clear criminal record;
  • copy of butchery's registration certificate to the Butcheries' Registry according to the hygienic production of foods of animal origin and their placement in the market and for other related matters Law as periodically amended or replaced.

The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within 3 months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted. Upon approval, the applicant needs to pay the Annual fee of €170 for the Professional License for Trading of Game Species, to the Game and Fauna Service.

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The holder of a Trading Game Licence is required to comply with the provisions of the Law for the Protection and Management of Birds and Game Species, as periodically amended and replaced, and specifically among others to :
  • keep his/her licence for trading game in a prominent position inside the store or the premises, as stated within the license for sale or trade of game;
  • maintain a record/book of true and exact details of all the species of game in accordance with the Type E of Annex VII of the relevant Law;
  • demonstrate the above mentioned record/book, whenever requested for supervision, to the Game and Fauna Service Officers or to members of the Police Force.

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Download the Acrobat fileC Type -Application for Trading of Game Species Licence.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileLaw for the Protection and Management of Birds and Game Species.pdf

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