Proposals for fee changes to Isle of Man Sea Fishing Licence

Closed 16 Apr 2018

Opened 5 Mar 2018


The consultation outlines proposals being considered by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture in relation to the fees payable in respect of the Isle of Man Sea Fishing Licence.

The proposals are to:

  • retain the current principle of a base Sea Fishing Licence and separate Species Specific Licences and to charge separate fees for each
  • introduce a wider range of Species Specific Licences and to charge different fees for Species Specific Licences in relation to certain species, based on the average value of landings per vessel per annum
  • apply a tiered structure to both the base Sea Fishing Licence and to all Species Specific Licences based on vessel length (Overall Length) to reflect the relationship between vessel length and the number of days spent at sea
  • set licence fees that aim to achieve cost recovery of approximately 33% against a range of budgets totalling £697,000

Why your views matter

The consultation seeks views on proposals designed to introduce a licence fee which is:

  • fair and balanced
  • better reflects the Department’s costs
  • representative of the benefit of the licence to the holder


  • All Areas


  • Elected members - MHKs
  • Elected members - local government
  • Tenants
  • Landlords
  • Employees
  • Older people
  • Homeowners
  • Self-employed
  • Students
  • Retired
  • Children & young people
  • Volunteers
  • Unemployed
  • Parents, carers and & guardians
  • People with disabilities or long term illness
  • Leaseholders/ landowners
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender & bisexual
  • Civil and public servants
  • Black & minority ethnic
  • Business owner
  • Road users
  • Visitors & tourists
  • Other non-resident - business interests


  • Biodiversity, wildlife & conservation
  • Fisheries
  • Environment