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.
- This fishery is part of the Individual Transferrable Quota Program.
- Requires a Snapper Grouper Unlimited (SG1) permit.
- Applicant must be a shareholder.
- Shareholder does not need to be the vessel owner.
- Use Wreckfish application to apply.
Species Covered By This Permit
What You Will Need
To obtain this permit, you must complete and submit the Federal Permit Application for Vessels Fishing for Wreckfish off the South Atlantic States, provide a valid state registration or Coast Guard documentation, provide any other required documentation, and pay application fees.
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 Wreckfish application here.
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.
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 Wreckfish application here. Complete the 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. Application fees are based on the number of requested permits. Fees should be paid via checks or money orders, payable to U.S. Department of Treasury. Application fees are subject to change.
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.
After submittal, you may check your application status. 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 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.