Federal Fisheries Permit for Lobster Explained

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Lobster. Just reading the name can make your mouth water. For some, “lobster” is mouth-watering because they think of how delicious it is. For others, it’s mouth-watering because they’re thinking of just how much money can be made fishing it. If you’re going to fish for lobster, however, there’s a lot you have to know. Beyond all of the technical, physical, and mental prowess necessary to make good money fishing for lobster, you need to have the proper permits, too. That’s where we can come in. We can help you to get and keep a lobster federal fisheries permit

Federal Fisheries Permit Lobster Facts 

The authorities know just how lucrative lobster fishing can be. You must have a federal lobster limited access permit to fish commercially for lobster in federal water. This permit can’t just be a picture on your phone or something; you need to have it on board your vessel at all times. One, and only one, of these permits are issued per vessel. Whoever is operating the vessel needs to have a valid federal operator’s permit, too. If you sell the vessel, the permit doesn’t go with you – it stays with the vessel. These permits don’t stay valid forever, either. You have to renew them by April 30th annually (the last day of the fishing year) or they will expire. We can help you through the process. 

What We Offer for Lobster Fishing Professionals 

At our site, you can find the application for one of those American Lobster permits. However, we also offer other lobster fishing forms as well. You can get the “Spiny Lobster Commercial fishing Permit (Open Access) as well as one for “Tailing Commercial Fishing Permit (Open Access)” as well. Additionally, we have a “western Pacific Crustaceans Permit for Lobster or Deepwater Shrimp.” We don’t want you to get the idea that the only place you can fish for lobster is somewhere in New England or something. If you want to fish lobster in and around the U.S., we can help. 

On the Spiny Lobster 

If you don’t know all that much about the “spiny lobster,” there’s one thing you should know: they’re a great opportunity. As of this writing, they’re above target population levels in Puerto Rico, St. Croix, as well as St. Thomas. It’s also believed that the population levels are stabled in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic. As usual, lobster is a great opportunity. 

Should You Choose to Fish More than Lobster 

At the Commercial Fishing Permits Center, we aim to do everything in our power to help commercial fishing professionals. That means making it as easy as possible to find the right forms for their needs. It also means making sure that those forms get where they’re supposed to go faster, too. We know that you want to fill these out on your own time. So, we’ve made it possible to fill these out from just about any device anywhere, as long as you’re connected to the internet. For any help: (866) 292-4204 or send us an email. 

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