Fishing License

by Gerry Ostrowski


I would like to know if you need a fishing license to fish off the beach at Montego bay, Jamaica.

Thank you kindly,

Anwser: Jan-22-2009 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Gerry,

Thanks for your question.

I just came off the phone with both the Tourist Board and the TPDCO (Tourism Product Development Company)

Apparently, depending on the type of fishing, there are differernt rules:

For Spear Fishing

No licence is required. However if it not permitted in the boundaries of the Montego Bay Marine park.

The Marine Park extends from the Sangster's Airport down to Great River.

For Stop Fishing (Hook and Line)

There is a legislation but it is not enforced. In fact the fine is a paltry $50 JA dollars! according to Mr. Winston Reid at TPDCO.

The proper procedure is to get a permission letter from the Montego Bay Marine Park prior.

For Sports Fishing

...meaning Marlin or Tuna type fishing- which requires the use of a boat, rent or own, there is also no legislation.
However, a personal licence for the boat is needed, if it is owned.

If the same is done for commercial purposes, a fishing licence would be needed.
The Jamaica Tourist Board would provide further direction on that.

Hope that is helpful.

The number for the Montego Bay Tourist Board office is 876-952-4425.

The number for TPDCO is 876-979-7988.


Comments for Fishing License

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 05, 2013
License NEW
by: Constantine

How do I go about getting a fishing license?

Oct 04, 2013
fishing NEW
by: dionne3

what are the requirement for a fishing license in jamaica

Feb 12, 2009
Great Info
by: Anonymous

Thank you.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

Like our Facebook page
Follow us on Twitter

Articles You Might Have Missed...

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 

Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.

Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica!

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle
What's New? Click Here to read.

I've created a Welcome Audio.

Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here


Site Sponsors


Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Jamaica Tours And Vacations
Jamaica Discovery Tours
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Work at home Jobs - Important Warning For Those Looking To Work From Home !

    Oct 22, 16 08:09 PM

    Looking for a work at home business opportunities? Good for you, but Wait! not so fast, you'll need to know a few things BEFORE you start

    Read More

  2. Jamaica teas - Much more delicious!

    Oct 16, 16 01:49 PM

    Editorial: Jamaican teas are the best Published October 16, 2016 I have two large flower pot with fever grass growing, here in America they called it

    Read More

  3. Jamaican Bush Teas - Oldie But (Still) Goodie

    Oct 15, 16 02:28 PM

    by Wellesley Published January, 2015Aunt V having her favourite Jamaican Tea Last Sunday, I was listening to a particular program on one of our local

    Read More

  4. Jamaican Bush Teas - Which Is Your Favourite?

    Oct 15, 16 12:47 PM

    Love Jamaican bush teas? Is your favourite on this list?

    Read More

Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy



Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink

(Click on the drink below)