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