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Marine Fisheries - Commercial Fishing Vessel Registration

Marine Fisheries

Commercial Fishing Vessel Registration

A Commercial Fishing Vessel Registration will be required annually for commercial fishermen who use boats to harvest seafood. This registration can be purchased independent of an individual’s fishing license and is separate from the Wildlife Resource Commission’s (WRC) boat registration. The registration fee is based on boat length. A decal will be issued to legally registered vessels — this decal must be affixed to the vessel and all previous vessel license decals must be removed. This registration can be transferred.

Cost 

Up to 18 ft $1 per ft.

 

Over 18 ft. to 38 ft $1.50 per ft.

 

Over 38 ft. to 50 ft $3 per ft.

 

Over 50 ft $6 per ft.

Expiration Date

June 30 of Each Year

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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