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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:49 am    Post subject:  Fishing License Questions

I will have 4 or 5 people on the boat with most of the fishing being as we go from one place to another. Will I need a seperate license for each person on the boat or does the single license cover all that are on the boat? Thanks for the answer in advance.
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:57 pm    

To be legal, each person on the boat that is engaged in any kind of fishing activity is required to have a license.
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:43 am    

How much is a license in the BVI's and how close to they enforce it? If you go with a guide, do you still need a license?
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saildoggie
Link to this postPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:21 pm    

Believe it's $35/PP if you go to the Fisheries Dept. personally.
I prefer to have Iisland Surf and Sail get it for me and deliver it to the charter Co. along with the inflatable kayak, that makes it $45 per person but he would give you a break on multiples.

Never seen any enforcement but better safe than sorry (locked up at Balsam Ghut)

contact Scott here:

http://www.bviwatertoys.com/
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MrBombastic
Link to this postPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:06 pm    

BadGybe wrote:
How much is a license in the BVI's and how close to they enforce it? If you go with a guide, do you still need a license?


Enforcement article here:


http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17616184


At a minimum, significant fines. Worst case, confiscate the boat and jail. Not good particular if it's a charter boat (the insurance definitely won't cover the loss). I can just imagine going back to the charter company to explain that one.

At the end of the day, every one has their own risk level. For me not getting a license isn't worth the risk.
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:50 pm    

Thanks for the article, after reading that I'm scared to eat fish at a restaurant. I think it's safe to safe if I decide to fish, I'll get a license. I couldn't fine a followup article on what finally happened to the guy.
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MrBombastic
Link to this postPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:08 pm    

After much protesting and intervention by the US Government he was realeased after six weeks in the pokey:

http://www.governordejongh.com/news/archive/2007/11/110607-3.htm
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