Sport Fishing in Mexico!
Mexico’s National Aquaculture and Fishing Commission (CONAPESCA) welcome’s YOU to practice and enjoy sport fishing in inland and ocean waters of Mexico! The Mexico Federal Law requires a fishing license anytime you cross into Mexican waters! Everyone fishing from a boat regardless of age or nationality must have a Mexican Fishing license. If you are NOT fishing, as long as there is fishing equipment on board, fish or even fish parts you will need a Mexican Fishing License. The licenses for fishing is actually not difficult to obtain but we recommend getting one before you set sail into Mexican waters to avoid any unnecessary hassle. We also recommend to properly insure your boat with Mexican Boat Insurance in the event you are questioned by Mexican officials or involved in a boat accident.
How to obtain YOUR Mexican Fishing License
West Coast Global Insurance has made it easy for you to find the information to obtain a Mexican Fishing License from CONAPESCA. You are able to visit the “Oficina de Pesca” in person or they are able to issue one via mail. If you decide to obtain your Fishing License via mail please print out the application and mail in your completed Mexico Fishing Application along with a money order or cashier’s check and a self addressed stamped envelope to the following address:
Oficina de Pesca
2550 Fifth Avenue Suite 15
San Diego, Ca, 92103
NOTE: Only money orders or cashiers’ checks in the correct amount and made out to Oficina de Pesca are accepted.
The fees are located on the application and also on their website, www.conapescasandiego.org, please note that prices are subject to change without notice. Again, we recommend visiting their website for all necessary changes, information, regulations, request forms and fee’s.