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Apply online for fishing vessel licence
(last modified: 18/09/2019)

You can apply for this step online

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( see details )

Waiting time until next step

Free of charge
7 days  -  20 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources

Kukum Highway, P.O. Box G2 , Honiara
Tel: (677) 39143

Unit in charge

Licensing and Compliance Unit-Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources

Mon: 09:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:30
Tue: 09:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:30
Wed: 09:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:30
Thu: 09:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:30
Fri: 09:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:30
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Expected results

Invoice - Fisheries


1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of Incorporation (original)
2. Business License
Business License (original)
Tax Certificate (original)
4. Business Plan
Business Plan (original)
based on the attached template
Bank Statement (original)
Foreign Investment Board Registration Certificate (original)
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Photo of Fishing Vessel (original)
Crew List (original)
FFA Certificate (original)
Registry (original)
Country of Flag
PNA certificate (original)
Foreign Investors

Cost Free

Time frame

Assessment of documents and preparing invoice can take between 1-3 weeks
Waiting time until next step: min   7 days - max   20 days

Legal justification

1. Fisheries Management Act, 2015

Additional information

More information with regards to the registration can be found in the manual attached below.

Fishing licences are valid for a year (Jan-Dec)
Submitting your application as early as possible for the next year avoids hitting the busy period between October and November.
The invoice will be sent via e-mail to the applicant after the assessment has been finalized. <
Manual Registration iFIMS System Manual Registration iFIMS System
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