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Kerala - Apply for Fishing Net License or Permit

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Procedure[edit]

Before applying for the fishing net license make sure that you have registered your fishing net with the Department of Fisheries. The application for registration as well as the license of the fishing net must be made within 15 days of acquiring it.
Apply In-Person:

  1. Applicants must visit the offices or sub-offices of the Department of Fisheries in their respective districts to apply for “License of Fishing Net”. Contact Link
  2. Collect the application form for “License of Fishing Net” from the office of fisheries.
  3. You can also download the “Application for free net license (Sl No. 6)” form from the following link: Application Form.
  4. Fill up the form completely with the necessary information. Make sure you do not leave any mandatory field in the form blank.
  5. Check that you have all the documents in hand that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  6. Attach the documents mentioned in the “Required Documents” section below with the completed application form.
  7. Pay the required application fee to the concerned authority.
  8. The verification officer after validating the application form and the documents will provide you with an acknowledgement/receiving slip.
  9. Collect the acknowledgement/receiving slip and keep it safe for future reference.
  10. The application form and the documents will be further verified internally.
  11. If the verification authority is satisfied with the report then they will process the license.
  12. Once it is processed, and the license is ready, the applicant will receive an SMS or call on the registered mobile number to collect it.
  13. The applicant will be required to carry the acknowledgement/receiving slip along with them when going to collect the license from the office or sub-office of the Department of Fisheries of their respective district.


Apply In-Person ( Via RealCraft)

  1. Applicants must visit the offices or sub-offices of Department of Fisheries in your respective districts to apply for the “License of Fishing Net”. Contact Link
  2. Collect the “Fishing Net License” application form from the office of fisheries.
  3. # You can also download the “Application for free net license (Sl No. 6)” form from the following link: Application Form.
  4. Complete the form with the necessary information and make sure you have all the documents that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. After filling the form, attach the documents mentioned in the “Required Documents” section below with the completed application form.
  6. Check the application form and then submit it to the data entry operator.
  7. Now pay the required application fee to the concerned authority.
  8. After physical verification of the application form and the documents, the data entry officer will enter the data and upload the documents in the ‘RealCraft’ Portal and submit it. RealCraft Portal
  9. Data operator will provide you with an acknowledgement/receiving slip.
  10. Collect the acknowledgement/receiving slip and keep it safe for future reference.
  11. Once the operator submits the application in the portal, it will directly go to the verification officer.
  12. The application form and the documents will be further verified internally.
  13. If the verification authority is satisfied with the report then the license will be processed.
  14. Once it is processed, and the license is ready, the applicant will receive an SMS or call on the registered mobile number to collect it.
  15. The applicant will be required to carry the acknowledgement/receiving slip along with them when going to collect the license from the office or sub-office of the Department of Fisheries of their respective district.

Note:

  • Carry the original documents while visiting the offices and sub-offices of the Department of Fisheries to apply for “Fishing Net License”.


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Required Documents[edit]

  • Application Form for Fishing Net License
  • Fishing Net Registration Certificate
  • Copy of the Previous License of Fishing Net (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Ownership of the Fishing Net in the form of invoice/bills/vouchers/ sale deed etc
  • Documents of title to the fishing boat the net is going to be used in
  • Police Verification Certificate of Owner(s) and Crew Member(s)
  • Certificate of fisherman
  • Fisherman ID
  • One passport size photograph of the Owner(s)
  • Identity Proof: Aadhaar Card / Passport / Driving License / Ration Card / Govt. Id card / Defence ID Card / PAN card
  • Residential Proof: Residential Certificate issued by Local administration office/ Aadhaar card / Passport / Driving License / Ration Card / Govt. Id card / Defence ID Card / PAN card



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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

DIRECTORATE OF FISHERIES,
VIKAS BHAVAN,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
Contact and address of Offices and Sub Offices of Department of Fisheries: Contact Link

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Eligibility[edit]

  • Applicants must have an Ownership Certificate.
  • Applicants must be actively involved in fishing for livelihood.
  • Applicants must be a resident of India.



Fees[edit]

  • Fishing net license fee for the net with moke gear INR 300.
  • Fishing net license fee for net owners having average annual earning more than INR 20000 is INR 150.
  • Fishing net license fee for net owners having average annual earning between INR 10000 to INR 20000 is INR 100.
  • Fishing net license fee for net owners having average annual earning less than INR 10000 is INR 50.
  • Stake fishing net license fee for owners having average annual earning more than INR 20000 is INR 250.
  • Stake fishing net license fee for net owners having average annual earning between INR 10000 to INR 20000 is INR 150.
  • Stake fishing net license fee for net owners having average annual earning less than INR 10000 is INR 50.
  • Sluice fishing net license fee for owners having average annual earning more than INR 20000 is INR 250.
  • Sluice fishing net license fee for net owners having average annual earning between INR 10000 to INR 20000 is INR 100.
  • Sluice fishing net license fee for net owners having average annual earning less than INR 10000 is INR 50.
  • Other fishing net license fee for owners having average annual earning more than INR 20000 is INR 250.
  • Other fishing net license fee for net owners having average annual earning between INR 10000 to INR 20000 is INR 100.
  • Other fishing net license fee for net owners having average annual earning less than INR 10000 is INR 50.
  • For more details on the fishing license fee, please refer to the following document provided by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation, and farmers welfare, Government of India: License Fee Scroll down to page 68.


Validity[edit]

  • The license of the fishing net shall be valid for a period of one year.


Documents to Use[edit]

  • Application for free net license (Sl No. 6): Application



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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The time taken to process the license of the Fishing net is 7 days.



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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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Instructions[edit]

  • It is mandatory to register as well as obtain a license for the fishing net within 15 days of acquiring it.
  • Make sure you have registered your fishing net before applying for the license.
  • Using the fishing net without registration and license will lead to a fine of INR 500 along with seizure or destroying of fishing gear.
  • If caught for the second time with unregistered and unlicensed fishing net (with the same or different fishing net) a fine of INR 2,000 will be imposed and/or suspension of Fishing License for six months.
  • If caught for the 3rd time with unregistered and unlicensed fishing net (with the same or different fishing net), it will lead to the cancellation of Fishing License and confiscation of the boat.


Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the owner(s)
  • Permanent address of the owner(s)
  • Temporary address of the owner(s)
  • Particulars of fishing net
    • Type of Net: Chinese Dip Net/ Stake Net/Gill Net/Free-Net etc
    • Type of Yarn
    • Length
    • Breadth
    • Mesh Size
  • Registration No. of Net possessed by the owner(s)
  • Whether the applicant is engaged in selling detailed fish
  • Name of the fishing vessel or craft the net is to be used in
  • Year of construction of the vessel
  • The base where it is proposed to operate
  • Number and designation of crews
  • Mode of payment of license fees
  • Place where the vessel was constructed
  • Name of the Boat Building yard
  • In the case of more than one owner, the percentage of share held by each
  • Category of ownership (Company/Individual/Cooperative society/Government/Hypothecation)
  • Area of operation



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Need for the Document[edit]

  • The government of India provides various aids to the fishermen and their families which can be availed only by having the registration certificate and license of fishing gears.
  • The government of India provides various upliftment programs such as education quota, employment opportunities, and various welfare schemes to fishermen and their families on the basis of the registration certificate and license of fishing gears.
  • The government of India also provides subsidies to fishermen having the registration certificate and license of fishing gears.



Information which might help[edit]

  • Use only the fishing net which has been allowed for fishing by the Government of India.
    • Using ring net having mesh size below 25mm is prohibited.
    • Using gill net having mesh size below 4cm is prohibited.
    • Using or installation of operation of surface or submerge artificial lights / LED lights, Fish light attractors or any other light equipment with or without generator on fishing nets is prohibited.
  • Any person who wants to erect a fishing stake in Inland water should make a separate application as prescribed by the concerned authorities.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.


External Links[edit]

  • Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying, Government of India: Link



Others[edit]

More information which might help people.