Are commercial Fisherman allowed in and out of San Diego Bay? If so, you sport fisherman with a boat in a slip; commercial fishing license is $ 150.00. Go get em boys !
Funny you mention it. I looked it up this morning and I think you would have to pay additional fees to register your boat to fish commercial. It’s around $1,500.Are commercial Fisherman allowed in and out of San Diego Bay? If so, you sport fisherman with a boat in a slip; commercial fishing license is $ 150.00. Go get em boys !
This is not correct. I know a few people who have went from recreational anglers to commercial on their own skiffs. They sure as shit didn't buy anyone's commercial boat or jump through huge hoops to get their boat registered commercially.In California, the total number of commercial boat licenses is limited. If you are a recreational fisherman that's the way it should be! In addition to the 1500 boat fee, in most cases you have to buy the actual commercial license/permit from a commercial boat owner that no longer needs it. You have to buy the commercial boat with the license or pay a lot of money to have the license transferred to your boat.
The crew licenses are cheaper ..., EVERY angler onboard needs a commercial fishing license or it's considered a recreational trip. Even if it's your kid.
You left out tuna but you can take as many as you can hold but not in mex....though the price always sucked for bft...The commercial unrestricted boat license is $387.25,you have to get a business Entity,each crew is $149.09 and a commercial ocean enhancement is $55.36.Depending on what you want to fish it goes up from there.I think that is all you need to commercial fish rod and reel yellowtail,barracuda,bonito white seabass.NO calico,sandbass or spotted bay bass are commercial fish.Lobster is controlled,salmon is controlled net and harpoon swordfish is controlled.Not hard to find the info if you want to use the DFW commercial site.Tom
The info I was given was the commercial rod and reel bft fishery doesnt shut down with the quota and no limit...I did on purpose as was not sure what the BFT regs will be.YFT and albies dont think any limit.Tom
Believe the captain's license you're referring to is likely the USCG license to Carry Passengers for Hire. Don't believe there is a commercial boat captain's license requirement. At least not by the USCG.Second question is do you have to have a commercial captains license also 100 ton 100 mile?