Fishing licence for commercial fishing at sea (application)
A person who wants to engage in commercial fishing with a vessel at sea must hold a fishing licence. The license gives you the right to sell your catch.
A fishing license applies to a person or a corporation together with a vessel. If you are applying for a fishing license, you need to fill in a financial calculation of the planned activity, where you need to describe which species you plan to fish.
To be granted a fishing license, the fishing must, among other requirements, be pursued commercially. The biological availability of fish is also considered, meaning that based on available biologic research, The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management will evaluate whether the fishing pressure can increase or not.
A fishing licence becomes immediately invalid if the vessel's ownership changes, if the focus of the fishing changes (for example the target species), or if changes are made to the vessel's length, breadth or engine power. In case of any of the above mentioned changes, regarding the fishing license, an application must be submitted.
Origin: Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth