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Introduction

A Sport Fishing Permit is a licence granted to authorize foreign-owned vessels to be engaged in sport fishing exercises while in Bahamian waters. This procedure provides you information about how to obtain the said permit.

Eligibility

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Instructions

When applying for a Sport Fishing Licence, both Customs and Immigration formalities must be completed before the licence can be issued. Licences can be obtained from the Bahamian Customs Officer at the time of entry or from the Department of Marine Resources after entry.

Required Information

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Procedure

At the time of entry into the Bahamas

  1. To apply for the procedure you will need to complete an application form. A link is provided under 'Documents to Use' section which you can use to download the form.
  2. Submit completed application form, along with the required supporting documents to the Bahamian Customs Officer.
  3. Pay the applicable fee.
  4. Issuance of permit.


Application submitted to the Department of Marine Resources

  1. To apply for the procedure you will need to complete an application form. A link is provided under 'Documents to Use' section which you can use to download the form.
  2. Submit completed application form, along with the required supporting documents to the Department of Marine Resources.
  3. Pay the applicable fee.
  4. Issuance of permit.

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Required Documents

  • Completed application form.
  • Customs Clearance documents.

Fees

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

Validity

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”

Documents to Use

Application for A Permit to Engage in Foreign Fishing for Sporting Purposes

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

The licence will be issued on the same day.

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Marine Resources
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3028
Nassau, New Providence
The Bahamas

Tel. (242) 393-1777
Fax. (242) 393-0238
E-mail: fisheries@bahamas.gov.bs

Opening hours:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Monday to Friday, except public holidays


Islands Contact Information

ABACO
Fisheries Superintendent
Telephone: (242) 367-3482
Fax: (242) 367-6482

ANDROS
Assistant Fisheries Superintendent
Telephone: (242) 329-1110
Fax: (242) 329-4355

GRAND BAHAMA
Fisheries Officer
Telephone: (242) 352-5091
Fax: (242) 351-5049

EXUMA
Assistant Fisheries Superintendent
Telephone: (242) 336-2312
Fax: (242) 336-2168
Mobile: (242) 551-6966

LONG ISLAND
Assistant Fisheries Superintendent
Telephone: (242) 338-0088
Mobile: (242) 357-1134

MAYAGUANA
Assistant Fisheries Superintendent
Telephone: (242) 339-3003
Mobile: (242) 464-9529

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External Links

The Government of The Bahamas

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