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Hobby crab and lobster potting

All recreational potters must hold a recreational licence to fish for crab and lobster issued by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture. The 2015 - 2018 recreational crab and lobster licence fee is £30.

Catch returns must be completed and returned on an annual basis, or on a monthly basis if fishing in Baie Ny Carrickey, Port St Mary.

Non-commercial fishing for crab and lobster is governed by regulations.

Please refer to the crab and lobster information leaflet for guidance on the measures that apply for this fishing activity.

Applying and paying for a licence

An application for a recreational licence to fish for crab and lobster is available to download on this page. Once completed the application form should be returned, along with payment by cheque, to the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture’s Fisheries Directorate. Payment can also be made by card over the phone, or by card/cash if paying in person at our offices in St John’s.

Fisheries Directorate

Department of Environment Food and Agriculture

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St John's

IM4 3AS

Telephone:+44 1624 685857

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