NMFS Permit Application for Pacific Island Bottomfish: Bottomless Opportunity

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Have you been looking for the right permits to fish what you want where you want in the Pacific Islands? Are you tired of having to spend more time looking for NMFS permit application forms online and less time planning your strategy for being out on the water (or even just being out on the water?) We designed the Commercial Fishing Permits Center to be a kind of online “bait shop,” if you will, for permits. You could come by our site, browse our permits, pick the one you want, then be on your way to fish how you want to. To show how it works, we’ll highlight the “Pacific Remote Island Areas Bottomfish” permit. 

NMFS Permit Application Works 

Not everyone will need this permit. But, certain commercial fishing professionals absolutely will. For example, those who are going to use bottomfish gear to fish for bottomfish management unit species in the Exclusive Economic Zone around the Pacific Remote Island areas are going to need this. Moreover, you’re going to need to get it every year (although, we can help with that). To be clear, the “Pacific Remote Island Areas” are Wake Island, Johnston Atoll, Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Palmyra Atoll, and Kingman Reef respectively. 

What you Can Fish With It 

The definition of “bottom fish,” of course, is “any of certain fishes that live at or near the bottom of a body of water.” That said, for this specific permit, it usually pertains to the “Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish.” They are, in no particular order, the Pink Snapper, Longtail Snapper, Silverjaw Snapper, Von Siebold’s snapper, Hawaiian Grouper, Squirrelfish Snapper, and Brigham’s Snapper. (You may also have heard of them referred to by other names). In addition to areas like Johnston Atoll, you may also find them in the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the main Hawaiian Islands, too. 

An Easier Way to Deal with Your Permits 

We know that when it comes to commercial fishing permits, whether you’re looking to fish bottomfish in the Pacific Islands or anything anywhere else, you don’t want to have to spend a lot of time filling these forms out. That’s why we’ve made our site optimized for mobile. So, as long as you’re connected to the internet, you can fill these forms out in just a few minutes from practically anywhere on any device. Plenty of our clients actually fill out one form or another while they’re on their vessels, even when they’re at sea. 

Commercial Fishing All over the United States, EEZ, and Beyond 

Now, this particular blog focused on one particular kind of application in one particular region. If you go to our site, you’ll see that we have many different applications to fish all kinds of species all over North America and beyond. The truth is if you’re looking for a United States commercial fishing permits, we can probably help you out. If you have questions, call us at (866) 292-4204.

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