Sports Fishing Regulations

The Bahamas Sports fishing regulations can be downloaded here. A pdf reader is required to view the document. Please take note of copyright information regarding documents on this site.

Be aware that visitors to The Bahamas need to have a Sportsfishing Permit if they are fishing from a vessel not Bahamian owned. Bag limits and other rules can be found in our FAQ and our Regulation Summary sections but they may change as our information grows and changes. To ensure you have the most current Sportsfishing Regulations (PART X of the Subsidiary Legislation), please contact the DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES DIRECTLY.

We can be reached by phone at 1 (242) 393-1777, by fax at 1 (242) 393-0238, or by e-mail. Visitors and citizens can find helpful information on fishing in the FAQ section.

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