Colombian Treaty Water Commercial Fishing Permit (Open Access)
Online Renewal: No
Logbook Requirements: No
Expiration Date: December 31st of the year the permits were issued.
- Requires hull color, superstructure color, international radio call sign and whether or not it has sails on the application
- Payment is not required for this permit.
- Treaty waters means the waters of one or more of the following: (a) Quita Sueno, enclosed by lat 13 degrees 55' N and 14 degrees 43' N. between long 80 degrees 55' W and 81 degrees 28' W; (b) Serrana, enclosed by arcs 12 nautical miles from the low water line of the cays and islands in the general area of 14 degrees 22' N lat 80 degrees 20' W long; (c) Roncador, enclosed by arcs 12 nautical miles from the low water line of Roncador Cay, in approximate position 13 degrees 35' N lat 80 degrees 05' W long.
What You Will Need
To obtain this permit, you must complete and submit an application for the Colombia Treaty Water permit, provide a valid state registration or Coast Guard documentation, and provide any other required documentation.
How to Apply
Permit Renewal Via Paper Application
To renew your permit(s) via paper application, click on the application download link in the upper left corner of this page or download the Colombia Treaty Water application here.
Please complete the Colombia Treaty Water application and mail to the address below. Please include a copy of your valid state registration or Coast Guard documentation and any other supporting documentation. Payment is not required for this permit.
Requesting New Permits
To apply for a new permit, you must submit a paper application. The application download link is in the upper left corner of this page or download the Colombia Treaty Water application here.
Complete the Colombia Treaty Water application and mail to the address below. Please include a copy of your valid state registration or Coast Guard documentation. Payment is not required for this permit.
Mailing Paper Applications
Paper applications should be mailed to:
NOAA Permits Office/FSER1
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
What Happens After You Submit
When applications are received into the Southeast Region Permit Office, they are assigned a unique application number and categorized by receive date. Upon application review, permits are issued if the application, vessel and permit meet all requirements. In the event requirements are not met, a cover letter will be mailed outlining all deficiencies. When deficiencies are resolved, permits can be issued.
Once Your Permit is Issued
Please retain the original permits on the vessel or in a location that is easy to access. The Office of Law Enforcement and U.S. Coast Guard do inspect vessels for valid permits.
For more information about the permits, go to the general Southeast Permits Information page or the frequently asked questions about Southeast fishing permits page. You may also contact us at (877) 376-4877 for additional questions.