What You Need for Pacific Island Commercial Fishing Permits for Squid

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Have you been looking to expand your Pacific Island commercial fishing endeavors to include squid? Or, are you already experienced in fishing squid, and want to get into the Pacific Island Region? No matter your reasons, there’s plenty of money to be made in Pacific Island Region squid. With different kinds of squid available for fishing, now may be the best time to “strike while the iron is hot,” so to speak. At our site, you can find all of the Pacific Island commercial fishing permits that you need.


What Our Pacific Island Commercial Fishing Permits for Squid Cover 


These permits are, specifically, for folks who plan on using a vessel that’s longer than fifty feet to fish for pelagic squids in the Pacific Islands. For the purposes of this form, the “Pacific Islands” are the EEZs around Guam, Hawaii, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas. These forms cover exactly three different species of pelagic squids. If you have any questions about whether or not your vessel is eligible, our staff will be happy to answer them. 


Pacific Island Region Squids for Fishing 


With this permit, you’ll be able to fish for Neon flying squid, Diamondback squid, and Purpleback flying squid. You may have heard of the “Neon flying squid” also referred to as “alaika,” “red squid,” or “red flying squid.” As you probably know, these squid do not really “fly.” Rather, they shoot out of the water in a manner reminiscent of “flying fishes.” The Diamondback squid tends to be quite large, growing up to more than three feet in mantle length. Purpleback squid are one of the most popular of the pelagic squids in this region to fish for as they are considered by many to be quite abundant. 




Something important to keep in mind: these forms expire a year after the date of issuance. So, while many of the other forms we offer expire at the end of the permit owner’s birth month or something similar, this is just a year after it’s been issued to you. Once you do get these forms and want to go out fishing for these squids, you have to notify the authorities at least 72 hours before departing on a fishing trip. Then, once you come back, you have 72 hours of landing to submit a logbook to the authorities or a catch report to a state agency. 


More Than Pacific Island Region Squid 


While there’s plenty of opportunity in squid in the Pacific Island Region, there’s also lots of squids all across America. For example, we offer a form that will allow fish for squid in the Atlantic region. Plus, so long as you have a vessel that’s less than 750 gross registered tons, has shaft horsepower less than 3,000, and is less than 165 feet in length, you can fish for mackerel and butterfish with that permit, too. To see all of the permits we have or to ask us a question, call (866) 292-4204.

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