Licensing and Authorization


Licensing and Authorization

Licencing, authorizations, and other approvals given by the Director covers, the tuna, coastal, aquaculture fisheries, and Vanuatu fishing vessels. Two main licenses are issued for industrial tuna fisheries; a foreign fishing vessel license (FFL) issued to a foreign vessel (FFV) to fish in Vanuatu’s Exclusive Economic Zone and an International Authorization To Fish Certificate is issued to a Vanuatu fishing vessel to operate in areas beyond Vanuatu waters, Regional Tuna Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMOs) to which Vanuatu is a contracting and non-contracting party to.
  • Inshore 
  • Offshore (FFL, LFL, IATF, PEL, LA,)
  • Onshore Processing
  • Export Permits
  • Recreational and sport Fishing 

How to Apply for a License

Contact us Via Email or Visit our Office for more information.

Contact Information


Vanuatu Fisheries Department
PO BOX 9045
Port Vila

Call Us
+678 23119

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