Persons wishing to engage in recreational fishing activities must obtain a temporary pleasure fishing licence which is valid for 30 days.


Step 1: Visit the Conservation and Fisheries Department.

Step 2: Complete a Pleasure Fishing Licence Application Form (Form 20A).

Step 3: Submit identification and pay the fee of $45.00.

Step 4: Receive your 30 day Fishing Licence.

Supporting Documents

  • Valid Identification (Example: Passport)

Method of Applying

In Person, Email, Regular Mail, By Phone

Turn Around Time

1 - 3 Days

Additional Notes

  • Temporary Pleasure Fishing Licenses are often referred to as Fishing Permits.

Department Contact Information

Department of Conservation and Fisheries

P.O. Box 3323
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cashier  : 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone:1(284) 468-2700
Fax:1(284) 468-2781

Physical Map Location: