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Fishing License and Permit - Private Vessel

Posted By: d_fish

Fishing License and Permit - Private Vessel - 12/02/2018 06:46 PM

We are considering taking our private vessel into the BVIs for a month.

Does anyone know what we must do to fish in the BVIs?

I seem to remember a boat must be registered plus each person on the vessel requires a fishing permit. Is this correct? Or does registration apply to charter vessels?

Thanks
Posted By: SurfandSail

Re: Fishing License and Permit - Private Vessel - 12/03/2018 10:06 AM

You are correct, the vessel must be registered, and each person over the age of 18 that is planning on fishing must also have a permit. You are not required to have a permit if not fishing.
Posted By: d_fish

Re: Fishing License and Permit - Private Vessel - 12/05/2018 08:38 PM

Thank you for the response. Think we will pass on fishing in the BVIs as it just sounds too complicated to suit our needs.

We typically throw out a hand line every now and then (usually on passages) to catch a fish for personal consumption. Once we’ve caught one we stop fishing.
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