Fishing regulation

If you wish to fish, as a hobby, some rules must be observed.

First of all, fishing is forbidden, in any form, on areas of enhanced protection (in red on the map).

Fishing Conch is forbidden for recreational fishermen at any time, any place. Traps and nets are prohibited for boaters at any time, any place.You have the right to angling, from the edge or from a boat in the protection zones simple (in yellow on the map), with the following restrictions:

  • Any means of anchoring is prohibited (anchor, hook, anchor, mooring buoys, end attached to a rock)
  • You do not have the right to take more than 3 fish per person per trip. Species affected by this limitation are : wahoo, tuna, sea bream, colas, swordfish, marlin and sailfish.
  • You do not have the right to retain on board, or use for fishing : angling with more than twelve hooks, a net, a gaff or a spear fish.

Spearfishing is prohibited in the Marine Park.

Fishing lobsters or other shellfish is prohibited in the Marine Park of Saint-Barthélemy, as the collect of shells and corals, dead or alive.