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Form Title:

Sport Fishing Permit

Description:

A Sport Fishing Permit is a licence granted to authorize foreign owned vessels to be engaged in sport fishing exercises while in Bahamian waters. Current regulations state that both Customs and Immigration formalities must be completed before the licence can be issued. Permits can be obtained from the Bahamian Customs Officer at the time of entry or from the Department of Marine Resources after entry.

Prerequisite:


Attachments:

Completed application form.
Customs Clearance documents.
Department of Immigration Entry Certificate.

Instructions:

1.At the time of entry into the Bahamas
2.
  • Complete the relevant application form.
  • Submit completed application form along with the required supporting documents to the Bahamian Customs Officer.
  • 3.
  • Pay the required fee.
  • Permit will then be issued to applicant.
  • 4.From the Department of Marine Resources
    5.
  • Complete the relevant application form
  • Submit completed application form along with the required supporting documents to the Department of Marine Resources.
  • 6.
  • Pay the required fee.
  • 7.
  • Permit will then be issued to the applicant.
  • 8.Note: The duration of the permit is determined by the applicant. A Permit can either be issued on a “per trip basis” or an “annual basis”

    Fee:

  • $20.00 per trip
  • $150.00 annually or $0.20 per foot for vessels registered within The Bahamas
  • $10,000 annual fee for vessels that will use more than 6 reels ( party or foreign owned charter fishing vessels)

  • Form:


    FAQs

    Contact:

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF
    HEADQUARTERS
    EAST BAY STREET
    P. O. Box N 3028
    NASSAU, BAHAMAS
    fisheries@bahamas.gov.bs




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