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Fishing Licenses & Regulation

Fishing is regulated by law and before going fishing it is necessary to obtain a license. In order to do that, one must show his ID (passport, driver's license etc.) upon purchase. Licenses are issued by tourist agencies and offices, diving centers and clubs in all towns along the coast. If you plan to fish during your vacation it is wise to establish the location and working hours of the office responsible for issuing the licenses.

Licenses are issued for recreational angling, underwater gun fishing, hand trolling, long lining and tuna fishing. The whole Adriatic is open for fishing and special limitations are applied in aquaria of national parks (Mljet, Kornati, Brijuni, Krka ), and for some specific locations. Upon obtaining the license, you will receive a list of limitations and off limit zones, the minimum of allowed catch measures and a list of the permitted fishing tools. The license fee depends on whether you want a daily, weekly or monthly license.


Local offices who provide information and issues licenses:

DUBROVNIK: Address: M. Majorice 4, PH: 00385 (0)20 332-393

PLOČE: Address:Trg K. Tomislava 16, PH: 00385 (0)20 7679 273


Authorized persons in tourist offices and harbour master's branch offices:

CAVTAT: Harbour master branch office; Address:Obala Ante Starčevića 10, Cavtat; PH:00385 (0)20 478 065 

VIS ISLAND: Company Darlić i Darlić:  Address: Riva Sv. Mikule 13, Komiža, Vis; PH: 00385 (0)21 713 670

KORČULA ISLAND: Company Atlas; Address: Obala 3, Vela Luka, tel. 00385 (0)20 812 078 MM SUB, Lumbarda; PH: 00385 (0)98 285 011

LASTOVO ISLAND: Harbour master branch office; Address: Ubli Jančić Marin, Pasadur, PH: 00385 (0)20 805 009

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