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


Step 1: Download and complete a 'Pleasure Fishing Licence Application Form' (Form 20A).

Step 2: Submit completed application in person or via email (

Step 3: Submit valid photo identification and pay the fee of $45.00 in person or attach to email a credit card authorisation form or copy of valid photo identification

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

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

Department Contact Information

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Paraquita Bay,
Tortola, Virgin Islands (British) VG1120

Business Hours:

General Office - Paraquita Bay and Virgin Gorda - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Abattoir - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Airport - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Email Address:,,,

General Office (Paraquita Bay) - 1(284) 468-6123/6124
Veterinary Unit  - 1 (284) 468 - 6197
Virgin Gorda Office - 1(284) 468-9263/6506/6507
Airport Office - 1(284) 468-6449