Wreckfish Commercial Fishing Permit
Online Renewal: No
Moratorium: Yes, through ITQ program.
Logbook Requirements: Yes, this permit requires logbooks. Click vessel reporting status.
Transferrable: The shares are transferrable, but the permits are not. For information, contact the Limited Access Privilege Programs/Data Management Branch
Expiration Date: On January 14th of the following year of the issue date
1. This fishery is part of the Individual Transferrable Quota Program
2. Requires a Snapper Grouper Unlimited (SG1) permit
3. Applicant must be a shareholder
4. Shareholder does not need to be the vessel owner
5. Use Wreckfish application to apply
Species Covered By This Permit
What You Will Need
To obtain this permit, you must complete and submit an application for Wreckfish, provide a valid state registration or Coast Guard documentation, provide any other required documentation
and pay application fees.
To download the Wreckfish application, click here Download File
How to Apply
To renew your permit(s) via paper application, click on the application download link in the upper left corner of this page or click here (Download File).
Please complete the Wreckfish 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. A non-refundable application processing fee is required. Fees should be paid via checks or money orders, payable to U.S. Department of Treasury. Application fees are subject to change.
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 click here Download File.
Complete the Wreckfish application and mail to the address below. Please include a copy of your valid state registration or Coast Guard documentation. A non-refundable application processing fee is required. Fees should be paid via checks or money orders, payable to U.S. Department of Treasury. Application fees are subject to change.
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 Permits 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.
If you want to see the status of your application, click this application status link. Please have your vessel number or application number readily available.
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 does inspect vessels for valid permits.