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Below you will find links to various resource documents in PDF format.
Emergency Guides | Policies | Tourism Education | Pets | Meat Importation | Fishing Permits
 
Emergency Guides:
-    Hurricane Awareness Guide
-    Earthquake Awareness Guide
-    Tsunami Awareness Guide

Policies:
-    Hotel Aid Ordinance
 
Tourism Education Programme
-    Careers in Tourism
-    Careers in Tourism
-    Sustainable Tourism
-    Sustainable Tourism
-    Tourism in the BVI
-    Tourism in the BVI
-    The BVI Tourist Board
-    The BVI Tourist Board
-    Know Your Product
-    Know Your Product
-    Marketing
-    Marketing

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) 468-6123/6124 or Fax: (284) 468-6102 and email: agriculturebvi@gov.vg.

-    Pet Importation Application
-    Conditions for the importation of Dogs/Cats (rabies non-endemic)
-    Conditions for the importation of Dogs/Cats (rabies endemic)

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) 468-6123/6124 or Fax: (284) 468-6102 and email: agriculturebvi@gov.vg.

-    Meat Importation Application

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 Department of Conservation & Fisheries, Tel: (284) 468-2700 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 Department of Conservation and Fisheries, a Pleasure/Recreational Fishing License is valid for one month.

-    Pleasure/Recreational Fishing License Application
-    Application to participate in a Sport Fishing Event

For more information on Fishing Permits, please contact the Department of Conservation & Fisheries, Telephone: (284) 468 2700 | Fax:  (284) 468 2781 | Email: cdf@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

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