Have you felt like the commercial fishing permit process makes things too difficult for the commercial fishing professional? Do you wish that there were a simpler way to get everything you needed to be in compliance with the authorities when you go coral reef fishing and precious corals off of the West Coast? We’ve heard you loud and clear. Those are just two of the reasons that we found a permit center that puts commercial fishing professionals first.
Commercial Fishing Permit for the Special Coral Reef Ecosystem
There’s no environment on earth quite like the coral reef. So, these permits ensure that vessels are fully compliant with the authorities when they do so. Specifically, if you use your vessel to fish for coral reef ecosystem management unit species in a low-use management protected area, then this is the form for you. This permit also applies to those who are fishing for species that are on the list of Potentially Harvested Coral Reef Taxa, as well as those who are fishing in the nearby EEZ. If you have any questions as to whether or not you qualify, our staff will be more than glad to answer them.
Precious Permits for Precious Corals
The “Western Pacific Precious Coral” permit specifically addresses those who are looking to land or harvest black, bamboo, red, pink, or gold coral in the western Pacific as well as the EEZ. This is a permit that has to be renewed every year, with the renewal date being the date of issuance. Within 72 hours of landing your vessels, you must submit a logbook to the authorities.
What to Keep in Mind About These Permits
Speaking of the “Precious Corals” permit, depending on the different professional, established, and exploratory areas throughout the region, there are different, specific conditions. For example, you can’t harvest precious corals in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument even if you do have this permit. With the Special Coral Reef Ecosystem Permit, there are strict logbook regulations. You have to submit a logbook within 30 days of each landing of coral reef harvest. Additionally, you have to submit a logbook within seven days following the date that the vessel arrived in port to land transshipped fish. We understand that there are a lot of regulations attached to these permits, some of which can seem contradictory. To make the process easier, you can ask our staff about them.
All the Commercial Fishing Permits You May Need (and Then Some)
Our trained, experienced staff can do more than just answer your questions. In fact, we can walk you through an entire permit, question by question, so as to make the process that much easier on you. Beyond that, we also have document processors on staff, too. They’ll go through your forms with a proverbial “fine-toothed comb,” fishing any errors they find. That way, you never have to worry about getting your forms back quickly. You can see what we offer at our site or call (866) 292-4204.