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Fishers Must Follow Process Before Getting Licence: Minister

Fishers have to follow a process and pay certain charges before a licence is issued. The Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau said this at the Parliament sitting yesterday in response
29 Apr 2017 11:00
Fishers Must Follow Process Before Getting Licence: Minister
From left:Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau on April 28, 2017. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga SODELPA MP Salote Radrodro on April 28,2017. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga

Fishers have to follow a process and pay certain charges before a licence is issued.

The Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau said this at the Parliament sitting yesterday in response to Opposition Member of Parliament Mosese Bulitavu’s question.

Mr Koroilavesau said the Fisheries Act specifies why one must be licensed and Subsidiary Legislation Part II (3) and Part II (4 & 5) specifies the fees and process respectively.

 

He said the process to apply for fishing licence are:

Pick a consent form from the Fisheries office to get to write an application.

Take to the customary fishing ground right owner on which he or she is applying to fish in, to consider.

if the customary fishing ground right owner (Turagani Yavusa or Turagani Mataqali) gives consent, he then writes a support letter.

applicant has to take to the Provincial Office for the Roko to verify.

submit the support letter to the Commissioner for the Division who then issues a fishing permit.

permit issued by the Commissioner to be taken to a Fisheries Office for the processing of a fishing licence.

The documents to be given for licensing officer with certain charges before a license is issued are: birth certificate, combined ID (FIRCA and FNPF) and if he owns a boat and will use it, to produce the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) certificate for seaworthiness and the applicant’s boat-master certificate and two passport size photos.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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