Industrial fishing permit

An industrial fishing permit is an official document granting a holder the right to use specific fishing capacities for commercial exploitation of living aquatic resources.

An application to obtain an industrial fishing permit is individually drawn up in a written form. A competent authority does not prescribe a form. On the basis of the application with corresponding certificates the competent authority issues an industrial fishing permit.

The permit is issued for an unlimited period. The permit is issued by the minister responsible for fishing on the A4 format and includes all data on the identification of a fishing vessel and its operator. The permit also states technical characteristics of a fishing vessel and equipment.

Individuals who want to obtain an industrial fishing permit must fulfil additional conditions. After obtaining an industrial fishing permit as a fisherman/natural entity, this person is entered in the register of fishermen by the competent authority ex officio.

The permit is not transferable. The issued permit must be kept on the fishing vessel during the industrial fishing. The fishing equipment stated on the permit must be kept at the vessel.

If the number of already issued permits exceeds the fishing possibilities determined in the fishing programme that provides for the sustainable use of fish, the new permit is not issued. Permits are issued on the basis of the chronological order of received applications.

Legal protection

  • Judicial remedy: Administrative dispute
  • Competent authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food

Legal basis/grounds

Responsible: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food | Last updated: 22. 09. 2015