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Resource Centre

Below you will find links to various resource documents in PDF format. 
Emergency Guides | Policies | Tourism Education | Pets | Meat Importation | Fishing Permits
 

Emergency Guides:

Policies:

Tourism Education Programme

Pets
Pets are allowed entry into the Territory only after an import permit is issued by the Department of Agriculture. For regulations governing animal importation, contact the Department of Agriculture, Paraquita Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Tel: (284) 495-2532 or Fax: (284) 495-1269.

For more information on importing other animals into the BVI, please visit the Department of Agriculture's website

Meat Products
Persons bring less than 40lbs of meat into the territory do not require a permit to do so. However, if you want to import more than 40lbs of meat, you are required to obtain a Meat Importation Permit from the Department of Agriculture. For regulations governing meat importation, contact the Department of Agriculture, Paraquita Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Tel: (284) 495-2532 or Fax: (284) 495-1269.

Fishing Permits
The removal of any marine organism from British Virgin Islands waters is illegal for non-BVIslanders without a recreational fishing permit. Contact The Ministry of Natural Resources & Labour, Tel: (284) 468-3701 ext. 2147 for information.

A Recreational Fishing License is defined as a license granted to a person who catches fish on a catch-and-release basis.  Visiting tourists usually conduct this type of fishing activity.

It is ILLEGAL to have in one’s possession billfish such as Blue & White Marlin, Sailfish and Sword Fish. It is also ILLEGAL to have more than thirty pounds of fish by weight in one’s possession per boat.

If granted by the Minister of Natural Resources & Labour, a Pleasure/Recreational Fishing License is valid for one month.

For more information on Fishing Permits, please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources & Labour, Telephone:  (284) 468 3701 | Fax:  (284) 494 4283 | Email: nrl@gov.vg

The Closed Season schedule in the Virgin Islands is as follows:- (During this time no person shall catch, sell, offer for sale or buy)

  • Margate  - January 1 to March 31
  • Red Hind - January 1 to March 31
  • Nassau Grouper  - March 1 to May 31
  • Turtles    - April 1 to November 30
  • Lobster   - July 31 to October 31
  • Conch    - August 15 to October 31
  • Whelk    - August 15 to October 31

 

 
 
 
 

Resource Centre

Below you will find links to various resource documents in PDF format. 
Emergency Guides | Policies | Tourism Education | Pets | Meat Importation | Fishing Permits
 

Emergency Guides:

Policies:

Tourism Education Programme

Pets
Pets are allowed entry into the Territory only after an import permit is issued by the Department of Agriculture. For regulations governing animal importation, contact the Department of Agriculture, Paraquita Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Tel: (284) 495-2532 or Fax: (284) 495-1269.

For more information on importing other animals into the BVI, please visit the Department of Agriculture's website

Meat Products
Persons bring less than 40lbs of meat into the territory do not require a permit to do so. However, if you want to import more than 40lbs of meat, you are required to obtain a Meat Importation Permit from the Department of Agriculture. For regulations governing meat importation, contact the Department of Agriculture, Paraquita Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Tel: (284) 495-2532 or Fax: (284) 495-1269.

Fishing Permits
The removal of any marine organism from British Virgin Islands waters is illegal for non-BVIslanders without a recreational fishing permit. Contact The Ministry of Natural Resources & Labour, Tel: (284) 468-3701 ext. 2147 for information.

A Recreational Fishing License is defined as a license granted to a person who catches fish on a catch-and-release basis.  Visiting tourists usually conduct this type of fishing activity.

It is ILLEGAL to have in one’s possession billfish such as Blue & White Marlin, Sailfish and Sword Fish. It is also ILLEGAL to have more than thirty pounds of fish by weight in one’s possession per boat.

If granted by the Minister of Natural Resources & Labour, a Pleasure/Recreational Fishing License is valid for one month.

For more information on Fishing Permits, please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources & Labour, Telephone:  (284) 468 3701 | Fax:  (284) 494 4283 | Email: nrl@gov.vg

The Closed Season schedule in the Virgin Islands is as follows:- (During this time no person shall catch, sell, offer for sale or buy)

  • Margate  - January 1 to March 31
  • Red Hind - January 1 to March 31
  • Nassau Grouper  - March 1 to May 31
  • Turtles    - April 1 to November 30
  • Lobster   - July 31 to October 31
  • Conch    - August 15 to October 31
  • Whelk    - August 15 to October 31