Pacific Island Commercial Fishing Permits

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Have you been thinking about expanding your Pacific Island commercial fishing into bottomfish? Do you want to get this aspect of your commercial fishing operation up and running yet aren’t sure where to get started? The truth is that there are so many different ways to have a commercial successful fishing business in the Pacific Island regions. It’s really up to you, what you want to fish for and when. No matter what you choose, we have the Pacific Island commercial fishing permits that can allow you to make money on your terms. In this blog, we’ll talk about bottomfish. 

Northern Mariana Islands Bottomfish Pacific Island Commercial Fishing Permits: the Facts

If you’re going to be fishing for, landing, or even transshipping bottomfish species in the EEZ around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, then you’re going to need this permit. Even once you get this permit, you’re still going to need equipment to be in compliance. For example, you’ll need to have, on board, a vessel monitoring system unit that the authorities owned and installed. On top of that, once you do land, you’ll have to submit your logbook to them, too. 

About Northern Mariana Islands Bottomfish 

“Bottomfish,” in the context of the Northern Mariana Islands, actually covers a whopping 17 different species. There’s plenty of different kinds of emperors, jacks, as well as groupers. Perhaps even better known are the deep-water and shallow snappers.  Bottomfish permits are popular for many reasons, not the least of which is that they allow professionals to fish for many different kinds of species. There are annual catch limits, but they do tend to be on the larger side. So, there’s plenty of opportunity in the water. 

Gear, Distribution, and More 

Over the time that we’ve offered these permits, we’ve heard from many commercial fishing professionals why they like fishing for these bottomfish. For one, this fishing occurs year round. While there are limits, there’s no really a “season.” So, you can find bottomfish in the Northern Mariana Islands during the day time month in and month out. For the most part, fishing is done from vessels with a vertical mainline, hooks on short leaders, and a terminal weight. The appeal for many comes from being able to retrieve these manually, without a powerful machine (although, you can use powered methods and even chum bags, too). 

How We Can Help Today as Well as Tomorrow 

Getting this form can be a real accomplishment, as it opens doors to a whole new world of lucrative commercial fishing. That said, eventually, you will have to renew this permit. In fact, you’ll have to do it annually. Of course, you’ll be able to take care of all of that at our site. Additionally, if, in your travels, you find that you want to fish for other species in that area (or any other around the United States) we can help you to get those permits as well. If you have questions: (866) 292-4204. 

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