Category Archives: Boat Licence

Fishing Permits In South Africa

To operate a fishing vessel in South Africa, you must take the vessel to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to test the vessel for sea-worthiness. Samsa will do an evaluation procedure and issue you with a Safety Certificate. Once you have the certificate, you must apply with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in Cape Town for a fishing… Read More »

Boat/Skipper Licence Application In South Africa

To operate a local fishing vessel in South Africa, the vessel must be registered with the South African flag state. You must apply for a safety certificate from the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) and a fishing vessel licence from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in Cape Town. To qualify, you must be a: South African with… Read More »