The owners/agents of Sport Fishing Vessels registered with the Fisheries Department have been informed that issuance of online permit for undertaking Sport Fishing activity with Foreign National shall be closed from 30th of April 2017 until further orders. Similarly , no Indian guest should be entertained by Sport Fishing boat operators / Agents for Sport Fishing Activity beyond of 30th of April 2017.

All owners /agents of Sport Fishing Vessels have advised to strictly follow the instructions and also not to engage or permit their vessels for Sport Fishing or any other activity, failing which action will be taken as per rules.

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The A & N Islands has a vast Sea Coast running North to South for more than 750 Km. This provides an ideal environment for Fishes to breed and continous presence, throughout the year. The “Sports Fishing” is thus an attractive activity for the fish lovers. The Directorate of Fisheries, A & N Administration provides facility for Tourists to engage in “Sports Fishing” activity throughout the year, in Selected Sailing routes. The Directorate of Fisheries issues “Permits” for Sports Fishing activities, based on requests received from Tourists on daily basis. The A & N Administration presently does not charge any amount for Tourists to do Sports Fishing.

The Directorate of Fisheries has registered Fishing vessels (along with Owner details), for undertaking Sports Fishing activities. The interested tourists can approach the Owners in advance and book the Vessels directly from them by paying the charges. The boat owner will then apply for “Permit” to Directorate of Fisheries along with all supporting documents. The Directorate will process the application and if found correct, issues the Permits to the boat owners.

To streamline the process and facilitate the Boat owners and Tourists, the Directorate of Fisheries has launched this “Sports Fishing portal” for the entire Permit process starting from Online receipt of applications, processing and approval. The “e-Permit” is finally generated in the portal and can be downloaded by the owners directly from the portal. Each registered boat owner is provided with separate and secured “Access Rights” in the portal for the above activities.

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