The Department is currently considering new proposals on licence fees. In the interim the validity of the current licence, due to expire on 31st March 2018, has been extended to 31st July 2018
To fish commercially from a registered-fishing vessel within the Isle of Man’s territorial sea, there are several licencing requirements. UK and IOM licences must be held for the vessel, other factors that are considered, as part of the licencing process, are vessel size and length, engine power and fishing methods to be employed.
A guide to the licensing requirements for the most popular species caught in the territorial sea, will be available here to download shortly, but in the meantime please contact for the Fisheries Directorate for more information. Meanwhile, a licence application form can be downloaded from this page.