South Commercial Fishing Permits

south commercial fishing permits

At our site, we make it easier for commercial fishing professionals to deal with the NOAA. However, our forms don’t just make it possible for you to fish in American waters. Indeed, many of our forms make sure that you are in legal compliance with fishing outside of the United States, too. To that end, we have South commercial fishing permits like the Colombian Treat Water commercial fishing permit as well as the HMS Caribbean Small Boat commercial fishing permit. While these permits may not pertain to all commercial fishing companies, they will be a perfect fit for some. 

The Fish You Want to Catch 

More fish make their way into the Caribbean than you might realize. The HMS Caribbean Small Boat commercial fishing permit covers many, many different kinds of fish. You could use it to fish for Atlantic Skipjack Tuna, Atlantic Bigeye Tuna, Atlantic Yellowfin Tuna, Western Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, North Atlantic Swordfish, and even North Atlantic Albacore Tuna in the Caribbean. If you’re even considering fishing for those species in the Caribbean, then it behooves you to, at the very least, talk to our professionals. That way, you can find out if this form is right for your business or not. 

Restrictions Even with South Commercial Fishing Permits

The area that this permit pertains to (“the Caribbean”) is, for legal purposes, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As you probably noticed “North Atlantic” is not a phrase that someone would typically use to discuss the Caribbean. That’s why this permit can’t be held in conjunction with a permit for Atlantic shark, tuna longline, swordfish, or smooth-hound fishing. You can have one or the other. 

The Definition of “Small Boat Commercial Fishing” 

They are very specific about who can and can’t use this permit. For example, you can only legally obtain this permit if your vessel is less than 45 feet long. Moreover, you can’t transfer it, either. So, if you have this permit with one particular vessel, you can’t take it with you onto another vessel. These permits do not travel with commercial fishing companies or even commercial fishing professionals, rather, they’re tied to the vessels themselves. 

Keeping You in Compliance Year After Year 

For most licenses and permits that we have in our lives, their renewal date is tied to when we received them. The HMS Caribbean Commercial Small Boat Commercial Fishing Permit (Open Access) is not like that. In fact, it’s the opposite. They have to be renewed every year, like so many other forms. But, their expiration date is the last day of the permit holder’s birth month, if the vessel’s owner is an individual. This holds true even if the vessel owner is a company, as the last day of the month the company was legally formed will be the expiration date. We make it possible to renew your forms for many years in advance so that you don’t have to worry about that. For more: (866) 292-4204. 


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