Please note this section of information on Commercial Fishing is currently under review
In order to fish commercially from a registered fishing vessel within the Territorial Sea, there are several licensing requirements.Please click on the link below for a rough guide to the licensing requirments for the most popular species caught in the Territorial Sea.
All vessels with the exception of British registered fishing vessels of less than 10 metres (overall length), are required to complete a logbook and submit the original completed logsheets and landing declaration to the Department within 48 hours of landing to the Isle of Man (or on a weekly basis for Manx registered vessels of less than 10m overall length).
The Department requests that British registered fishing vessels of 10 metres or less (overall length), complete a logbook and submit original logsheets to the Department on a weekly basis. This will replace the Scientific logbooks completed in the past and will assist vessel owners to formally record their catch and fishing effort. Logsheets may be posted to the Department at: Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, Fisheries Directorate, Thie Slieau Whallian, Foxdale Road, St. John's, Isle of Man, IM4 3AS.
Logsheets may also be submitted to any of the Harbour Master’s offices situated on the quayside of the harbours at Douglas, Peel, Port St. Mary, Port Erin, Ramsey, Castletown and Laxey, or placed in the designated logsheet collection boxes situated on the quayside of the harbours at Douglas, Ramsey, Peel and Port St. Mary.
To request a logbook please contact the Department on +44(0)1624 685857 or at email@example.com.