Have you ever gotten one commercial fishing permit or another, only to find that there are more permits you need to fish what you want to fish? That can be one of the more frustrating situations that even the most conscientious and organized commercial fishing professional can experience. After all, there are so many rules and regulations to commercial fishing. Lacking even one permit can throw an entire business into chaos. As the Commercial Fishing Permits Center, we’re committed to making the commercial fishing permit process easier. If you’re going to get a Pacific Island Commercial Fishing Permit, there are some things to keep in mind.
Pacific Island Commercial Fishing Permit
The “Western Pacific General Longline Permit” is, more or less, what it sounds like. This allows you to fish for pelagic species in the Exclusive Economic Zone around the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, or the Pacific Remote Island Areas. Additionally, you’ll be able to land or transship longline catch in those areas, with the exception of Guam itself (not the EEZ around Guam).
Additional Necessary Permits
For this to be valid, you’re going to need a “High Seas Fishing Compliance Act Permit.” If this sounds familiar, it should: it’s required for American fishing vessels when they’re in international waters outside of the EEZ. Additionally, you’re going to need a “Protected Species Workshop Certificate” as well as a “MMAP Certificate” as well as a “Western and Central Pacific Area Endorsement.” That’s quite a bit, as you might imagine. We understand that you might have questions about some of this. At the Commercial Fishing Permits Center, we have a trained, expert staff who can answer all of your questions. Deadlines and Regulations
When you have so many commercial fishing permits on your vessel, you might expect them all to have similar deadlines. This can be particularly commonplace when so many have a similar deadline or timeframe. The Western Pacicifc General Longline Permit is different, however. This one has a hard deadline of March 3rd. Additionally, you have to renew this annually, too. As with all of our other forms, we make it easier than ever to renew these forms no matter where you are.
Pacific Island Commercial Fishing
The Pacific Islands really can be one of the best, most lucrative places to fish in the entire world. With the right permits, equipment, crew, and know-how, you can make some very good money there. We understand that not everyone is interested in longline fishing in the area. That’s why we offer so many different forms at our site. Since the very beginning of the Commercial Fishing Permits Center, we’ve been able to establish relationships with commercial fishing professionals, becoming the one place they go to, time and time again, for their permits. To see all that we offer, head to our site. Additionally, if you would like some help with the forms, our staff is more than ready to help. You can reach them at (866) 292-4204.