Have you been looking for Pacific Island commercial fishing permits for corals but can’t find anything you trust? Does it seem like every search for “coral permits” brings you to a site that you aren’t sure is legitimate? These are serious questions for those who harvest and/or land coral commercially. It’s your business, your equipment, and your time – you can’t afford to “mess around” with the permits. This is what the Commercial Fishing Permits Center was built around. At our site, you can get the permits you need for corals and anything else.
Pacific Island Commercial Fishing Permits for Corals
As of this writing, we offer two Pacific Island region permits for corals. Specifically, you can apply for the “Western Pacific Precious Corals Permit” and the “Special Coral Reef Ecosystem Fishing Permit and Transshipment Requirements” at our site. The former is required for anyone who’s harvesting or landing black, pink, red, bamboo, or gold corals in the western Pacific ocean. The latter is required if you’re fishing for any coral reef ecosystem management species in a low-use MPA, using fishing gear that’s not allowed specifically in regulations, or if you’re fishing for species that have been on the list of “Potentially Harvested Coral Reef Taxa.” As you can see from this, these are highly regulated, specific forms. As ever, our staff is on hand to answer any questions you might have.
What you Need to Know
We understand that it can be quite a bit of work to complete these forms. When you’ve done so, it feels like an accomplishment because it is. However, these permits do expire. For example, the “Western Pacific Precious Corals Permit” actually expires one year from the date of issuance. Moreover, once you’ve landed the coral, you can’t just go right back to work or rest. You must submit a logbook to NOAA Fisheries within 72 hours of having landed. This isn’t one of those “maybe” regulations, the kind of thing you can finesse or procrastinate. You have to do it, period.
Renewal Made Easier
At the Commercial Fishing Permits Center, we understand how important it is to spend more time harvesting and landing coral and less time actually dealing with permit applications. To that end, we’ve made renewal as easy as we possibly can. For example, you can go to our site and actually renew this permit for years in advance. So, instead of having to take care of your Western Pacific Precious Corals Permit every year, we can do it for you. You can actually renew it for up to five years in advance. If you know that your corals business will be going strong for a long time to come, we’ve got you covered.
Fishing Permits for Fishing, Too
While this blog was mostly centered around precious corals, that’s far from the only thing that our permits help you with. At our site, you can find any number of permits for commercial fishing just about anywhere in or around the United States (in the EEZ). For more, call (866) 292-4204 or send us an email.