Fish And Wildlife

COMMERCIAL FISHER LICENSE APPLICATION

All those who wish to obtain a new commercial fishing permit for the 2022 registration year must submit the appropriate forms and materials as required by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources: Commercial Fisher Application & Assessment

https://dpnr.vi.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Commercial-Fisher-Application-Assessment.pdf

 

The Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) is charged with monitoring, assessing, and implementing activities to enhance and preserve fish and wildlife resources of the Virgin Islands. The Bureau of Environmental Education provides access and knowledge to the public, the Bureau of Fisheries aids recreational and commercial fishers, and the Bureau of Wildlife coordinates wildlife issues and populations.  The DFW is a reliable source of information on how to preserve, protect, restore, and manage the natural and ecological environments of fish and wildlife.

Projects for fisheries, wildlife, recreation, guidance are described

Printable PDF: DFW roles

**DFW Frequently Asked Questions**

The Division of Fish & Wildlife is made up of 3 Bureaus

The Bureau of Environmental Education, the Bureau of Fisheries, and the Bureau of Wildlife. These bureaus are 100% federally funded through federal grants from the US Department of Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of Commerce, Federal Aid Division, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Marine Fisheries Service National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA).

Key Performance Indicators – reported monthly to Government House

Bureau of Fisheries

Key Performance Indicators

Projected

Actuals
Fisheries-dependent data outreach per fiscal year

 

1,200

FY192,268

FY 2020 – 1361

Fisheries-independent data collection per fiscal year

 

60

FY1971

FY 2020 – 0

Number of dollars spent on providing boating access per fiscal year

$40,000

FY19$292,340

FY 2020 – $6, 557.76

 

Bureau of Wildlife

Key Performance Indicators

Projected

Actuals
Technical guidance outreach per fiscal year

 

145

FY195,320

FY 2020 – 1,302

Percent of threatened and endangered species receiving programmatic funds per fiscal year

25%

FY1987%

FY 2020 – 35%

 

Bureau of Environmental Education

Key Performance Indicators

Projected

Actuals
Number of presentations per fiscal year

20

FY1959

FY 2020 – 12

Number of individuals reached per fiscal year

1,200

FY19 –  3,318

FY 2020 – 2,004

**DFW Frequently Asked Questions**