Welcome to Marine Resources and Fisheries Enforcement
The Marine Resources Section is responsible for formulating fisheries and marine resource management programmes and fisheries regulations. The Section conducts applied research and monitoring on a wide range of marine species of local, regional and international importance. The Section also provides extension services to the fishing industry. There are three technical officers in this Section, a Senior Marine Resources Officer, a Marine Resources Officer and a Fisheries Officer - Extension.
You need to contact the Marine Resources Section to:
- Obtain a licence for a commercial fishing vessel
- Register as a commercial fisherman
- Obtain a recreational lobster diving licence
- Obtain a spearfishing licence
- Obtain a licence to import or export marine organisms
- Obtain a marine scientific research permit
- Obtain a licence to use fixed fishing gear (for research or commercial exploitation)
- Obtain a licence to use fishing lines with more than 15 hooks (registered fishermen only)
In addition, please contact the Section if you catch a tagged fish or an unusual fish, or if you wish to join our voluntary recreational fishing logbook programme.
The Fisheries Enforcement Section is responsible for enforcing the Fisheries legislation. The Section consists of the Head Fisheries Warden and four Fisheries Wardens. Please contact the Fisheries Wardens at 705-FISH (3474) or email@example.com to report a fisheries offence or a "fish kill" event.