The Office of the Administrator in Spanish Wells recently released the following statement reminding the public about the legal requirements for fishing flats throughout the Bahamas:

“The General Public is reminded that in order to fish the flats, both guides and anglers MUST be in possession of a license. Licenses can be purchased from the Department of Marine Resources (New Providence) or any Administrator’s Office (Family Islands). The “flats” refers to any area of water that is 6 feet or less in depth.

Be reminded that persons engaged in Charter Fishing must abide by the Catch Limits outlined below.

Click here for additional information including applications.”

Lynton F. Pinder Jr.

Office of the Administrator
Spanish Wells
(242)470-8533 cell