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28-12-2018 20:22

Issuing of Recreational / Amateur Fishing Licenses

The Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (DFMR) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, announces the beginning of the issuing of recreational and amateur fishing licenses for the year 2019.

Recreational Boat Fishing, Recreational Spear Fishing and Recreational Reservoirs Fishing Licenses can be issued electronically via JCC Smart or through Banks.

Recreational Fishing Licenses will be issued exceptionally at the Central and District Offices of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research only in the following cases:


  • When the applicant applies for a  recreational fishing license for the first time.
  • When there is no existing invoice in the JCC PAYMENT SYSTEM.
  • When an applicant for a Recreational Fishing License in Reservoirs wishes to include on his / her license minor children up to 12 years of age, while presenting their identification cards / birth certificates.
  • When a Recreational Fishing License in Reservoirs is sought by a minor applicant aged 12 -18 years old and the consent and signature of his / her guardian / parent is required along with the presentation of his / her identification card.
  • Group Fishing Licenses in Reservoirs issued to registered travel agencies and associations, which have previously obtained a written approval from the Director of the DFMR.

In addition, in cases where the holder of a recreational fishing license has changed his / her passport / identity number, telephone number or address, such holder should contact the DFMR at 22807818 / 22807836 in order to update the relevant information in the database.
Any further information about the fishing terms and conditions as well as the issuing of recreational fishing licenses, is available at the DFMR local offices.

Paphos: +357 26821677

Limassol: +357 25817312

Zygi: +357 24817097

Larnaca: +357 24304294

Paralimni: +357 23834170

Nicosia: +357 22807818