Fishing Tournaments

The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources would like to advise all fishing enthusiasts and the general public that the Fisheries Regulations state that:

  1. No person shall organise or host a sports fishing event or tournament, Without having prior written approval by the Minister.
  2. All persons who wish to participate in any sports fishing event or tournament must obtain the correct licences for themselves and their vessels.

The following licence fees apply:

Tournament Fishing Vessel Licence

Per tournament ....................................................... 250.00 (Per Vessel)

Tournament Fishing Licence

Per tournament ....................................................... 1,000.00 (Per Event)

Any person who uses, charters, hires out or otherwise makes available for reward any vessel for use by persons fishing for sport, or the master of any such vessel shall, without the required licenses commit an offence and be liable upon summary conviction to a fine of $50,000 or to a term of imprisonment of twelve months or to both the aforementioned fine and imprisonment.

The DECR would like to encourage all persons desiring to host or participate in any sports fishing event or tournament to email enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 338-4164 or visit one of our offices in Grand Turk, Providenciales or South Caicos for more information.