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The Department of Fisheries, the Government of Maharashtra provides online facility to user to Apply for Fishing License for Fishing vessels. User can read the instructions and fill the form. Online service is provided by the government to save time of the user. The portal is available in two languages, English and Marathi; user can select any of the preferred language. However, the application form can be printed and applied in person along with the necessary documents (if any) to Regional Deputy Commissioner of fisheries.

Apply Online through aaplesarkar :
  1. To apply online, the applicant shall follow the given aaple sarkar link: Link and click on the "New User? Register Here" tab.
  2. From the given options, select any one mode to create User ID and Password.
  3. Now verify UID or Create your own user profile using OTP verification on your mobile.
  4. A new page will open up where the applicant has to fill up all the personal detail(Name, D.O.B, Age, Gender, etc) in the portal.
  5. Now enter the address as per the document.
  6. After that provide mobile number and OTP, PAN No., UID No., and confirm password.
  7. Now upload a photograph between 5kB to 20kB in JPEG format.
  8. Now choose from the drop now menu any one of the Proof of Identity.
  9. Finally provide a Proof of Address by clicking from the menu on screen.
  10. Click on the declaration box and then click the "Register" tab.
  11. Now login with the user credentials.
  12. After login, click Link and then click on “Apply”.
  13. The applicant will get an application displayed.
  14. Fill up the application form correctly and pay the requisite fee.
  15. On completion, the applicant will be notified.
  16. You can check the status of the application in the portal by signing in with User ID and password.

Apply through Mobile APP:

  1. To apply via app, the applicant shall download the app from the given link: Link
  2. Select the preferred language
  3. A list of options will be provided from which the applicant must choose the concerned department
  4. Now a list of services will be displayed from which the applicant must select the required service
  5. The applicant must also provide the nature of service verification and click on “Apply” to proceed to verification
  6. Once verified, the applicant will be informed about the further process.

Apply Through Centres:

  1. To apply for Fishing License for Fishing Vessels through centres, the applicant has to visit the respective “CSC” centre/sewa kendra. Please tap on the following link to locate the centre according to the respective district: link.
  2. Make sure to have the documents that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  3. An application form can be obtained through the kiosk operator upon visiting the centre.
  4. The applicant has to fill in all the necessary information in the application form.
  5. Submit the application form with “Required Documents” to the office. It is advised to take the documents in original to the kiosk for scanning purposes.
  6. The operator will process the application online.
  7. On successful submission, the applicant will receive an application number as acknowledgement. The applicant will also get a transaction number as a text message on their registered mobile number.
  8. Pay the fee as given in the “Fees” section of this page and collect the receipt.
  9. An ”SMS” triggered update on application status will be sent to the applicant’s mobile. Please keep track of the notification.
  10. Upon the satisfaction of the authorities, the permission will be granted according to the application.

Apply via e-Gov app store (ReALCraft):

  1. Applicant’s can also apply for licence for fishing vessel via the following link: Apply

Apply in-Person:

  1. Applications can also be made in-person through the Department of Fisheries, offices and sub-offices.
  2. You will be able to find the office location information and contact information under the following link :
  3. Fill the application as instructed.
  4. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. After the authorities validate your application and the documents that are submitted they will initiate the process for license for fishing vessels.

Required Documents[edit]

Mandatory Document (all the documents mentioned are mandatory)
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Aadhar Card
  • Namuna 5 (Vessel Registration)
  • Vessel Registration Certificate

Other Documents (Any one)
  • Biometric Card/ Aadhar Card
  • Aadhar Card/Passport/ Driving Licence/ Ration Card

Photocopy of documents should be attached while applying in person and scanned documents should be uploaded while applying online. Keep all the documents in scanned form like JPEG, GIF and PDF, so that it can be uploaded while making online application on the website. If submitting in person, xerox copies needs to be attached.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

  • Further information and clarification can be obtained through following link : Contact Information

  • Registration and licensing of Fishing Craft (ReALCraft) office details:
National Informatics Centre
Department of Electronics & Information Technology
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
A-Block, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110 003 India
mail: egovapps[at]nic[dot]in

  • Office details of Maharashtra Maritime Board:
Name and address of Office:
Head Office:- Chief Executive Officer Maharashtra Maritime Board Indian Mercantile
Chambers 3rd floor, Ballard Estate, Ramjibhai Kamani Road, Mumbai – 400 001
Telephone No : 022 - 22658375 022 - 22692409 022 – 22612143
Fax No: 022 – 22614331

Name and address of Office:
Hydrographer,Maharashtra Maritime Board Govind Patil Road, Khardanda,Bandra (E)
Mumbai 400 052
Telephone No: 022 – 26045702
Fax No: 022 – 26044274

Name and address of Office:
Marine Engineer & Chief Surveyor, Maharashtra Maritime Board, Dadabhai Road Opp.
Bhavans college, Andheri (E), Mumbai400058
Telephone No: 022 – 26239945
Fax No: 022 - 26231125

Name and address of Office:
Regional Port Officer Bandra Port Group, GovindPatil Road, Khardanda, Bandra (E)
Mumbai-400 052college, Andheri (E),Mumbai400058
Telephone No: 022 – 26490873
Fax No: 022 – 26490873

Name and address of Office:
Regional Port Officer, Mora Port Group, Chendani Koliwada, Mithbunder Road, Thane (East)
Telephone No: 022 – 25428445
Fax No: 022 – 25428445

Name and address of Office:
Regional Port Officer, Rajpuri Port Group, Vegetable Market Road, At Po. & Tal. Alibag Dist. Raigad
Telephone No: 02141 – 222746
Fax No: 02141 – 222746

Name and address of Office:
Regional Port Officer, Ratnagiri Port Group, :Mandvi, Port Road, At Po. Tal. & Dist. :Ratnagiri
Telephone No: 02352 – 222160
Fax No: 02352 – 222160

Name and address of Office:
Regional Port Officer, Vengurla Port Group, Salgaonkar Building, H. No. 32, Parulekar Lane, At Po. tal. Vengurla, Dist. Sindhudurg – 416516
Telephone No: 02366 – 262077 02366 – 262014
Fax No: 02366 – 262077


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It takes forty five days to process the request.

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Information which might help[edit]

  • More information related to Fishing Boats:More info
  • Maharashtra Marine Fishing Regulation, 1981: Fishing Regulation
  • More information related to loan and fisheries business development can be obtained through following link:More info
  • Maharashtra Maritime Board, Citizen Charter:Maritime Board

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