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How to fish in the British Virgin Islands

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Courtesy of The Catamaran Company in BVI.

When you come to the British Virgin Islands at the beginning of your chartering experience, you are in for a week of relaxation, beautiful views, and amazing local cuisine. You may think that this incredible getaway could not get any better, but what if I told you that you can also fish these beautiful and bountiful waters!

In this article, you will find out how to acquire your Pleasure (Temporary) Fishing License, where you can get any equipment you might need, and also some other suggestions to make your BVI fishing experience as good as it can get.

Fishing Permits

The removal of any marine organism from BVI waters is illegal for non-BVI islanders without a recreational fishing permit. To acquire your Pleasure Fishing License in the British Virgin Islands, you must submit an application to the Department of Conservation and Fisheries. The fee for the permit is $45.00 and it will be valid for 30 days from the day that it is received. Alongside the application, you must also submit a valid form of picture identification (passport or driver’s license). You can expect to receive the permit 1-5 business days after submitting the application, but we still recommend that you apply two weeks in advance just in case there is an error in your application and you are asked to resubmit it. There is also a credit card authorization form that you will need to fill . . .

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