Get Your Commercial Fishing Permits Online!

commercial herring vessel
Commercial herring vessel

As of October 10, 2014, commercial fishing permits may be purchased online from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s online license sales and services website. Available permits for 2014 include non-restrictive permits (limited entry permits are not available), commercial boat registrations, and fish business retailer licenses.

In order for a commercial customer to purchase online items they must have an existing commercial fishing license and/or a commercial boat registration (no new commercial customers or vessels can be added online) and all vessel documentation must be up-to-date (no expired documentation). Customers may contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s License and Revenue Branch Commercial Unit at (916) 928-5822 for further information.


Post submitted by CDFW License and Revenue Branch  ♦  CDFW photo by R. Watanabe