Both Caribbean Federal Commercial Fishing Permits You May Need

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Have you been looking to expand your maritime fishing business into Caribbean waters? Do you strongly dislike having to sit down and actually fill out federal commercial fishing permits? Here at the Commercial Fishing Permits Center, we can help with both of those and so much more. At our site, we make it easy to fill out the forms we offer in just minutes, no matter where you are. As long as you’re connected to the internet, you can fill out all of the Caribbean federal commercial fishing permits you may need in just minutes. Today, we’re going to touch on the two permits we offer for this region. 

HMS Caribbean Small Boat Commercial Fishing Permit (Open Access) 

HMS or “highly migratory species” are just that – migratory. They migrate quite a bit. This permit enables you to fish for them once they’ve migrated into the Caribbean. Specifically, you can fish for them in and around Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. What makes these permits so great is that “HMS” stands for “a lot of different kinds of profitable species.” Specifically, you’ll be able to fish for Atlantic Skipjack, Atlantic Bigeye, Atlantic Yellowfin, Western Atlantic Bluefin, and North Atlantic Albacore tuna. That said, this isn’t just for tunas – you can fish for North Atlantic swordfish with it, as well. Speaking of swordfish, though, you can’t hold this permit in conjunction with any permit for tuna longline, smoothhound, Atlantic shark, or swordfish permits. If you have questions, we’re here to answer them. 

caribbean federal commercial fishing

Colombian Treaty Water Commercial Fishing Permit (Open Access) 

Do you plan on fishing commercially in the waters of Quita Sueno, Serrana, and/or Roncador? If so, then this is the permit you’re going to need. This permit is different from many others. For one thing, you’re going to have to provide information you typically don’t have to. Specifically, you’ll have to fill out your vessel’s superstructure color as well as that of the hull. You’ll also need to include whether or not you have sails and your international radio call sign. 

Commercial Federal Fishing Permits: A Better Way 

Fishing commercially in the Caribbean (or anywhere else for that matter) is one of those jobs where something else always needs to be done. We understand that, which is why we do so much to make it easier to fill out all of these forms. To that end, we have a document processor team. They’ll go through all of your forms, finding if there are any errors, no matter how small. Then, they’ll fix them before we pass them on. We see it as one more way to help. 

Beyond the Caribbean 

Speaking of more ways to help, we know that, even for experienced commercial fishing professionals, it may feel like some of these forms are a little opaque and even confusing. Should that be the case, our staff will be more than happy to answer all of your questions. In fact, they can even walk you through a form line by line at (866) 292-4204.

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