NEW FLATS FISHING LICENCES
The Bahamas government has introduced new regulations from January 9th 2017; that require all flats fishermen to have a personal angling license.
A part of the fee is to go towards bonefish conservation. Link details bellow
· new flat fishing regulations Jan 9th 2017
For non-Bahamians, the costs are as follows:
1 day – $15
1 week – $20
1 month – $30
1 year – $60
We understand that an online application and payments system is planned, but this is not yet ready.
have application forms available / Please complete and send back to firstname.lastname@example.org ; before travel dates bellow Link
Temporary: We will collect the fees before your travel dates……………… and pass them over to the relevant Department.
In due course, you will hopefully be able to apply for a licence yourself before you arrive, but there is as yet no facility for card payments. We will keep you updated on that.
The regulations also introduce a total ban on commercial fishing in the flats and require flats fishers to “engage only in catch-and-release fishing in respect of bonefish, permit, snook, cobia or tarpon and, unless it is being used for food, hold in his possession at any time not more than one fish”.
Full details of The Bahamas Regulations are available for download on:
http://www.bahamas.gov.bs or http://www.bahamas.com