Mexico is looking to simplify its permitting and visa requirements for U.S. fishermen and boaters and on Friday launched an App for all to use before venturing south.
The App, available now for Android platforms and soon on iOS, connects anglers and boaters to Mexico’s National Aquaculture and Fishing Commission (CONAPESCA) web site, www.sportfishinginmexico.com and details the process to obtain the proper fishing and visa documents along with rules and regulations in Mexico. To download the App, go to http://pescadeportivaenmexico.sectur.gob.mx/en
The information covers requirements for anglers and boaters who plan to venture into Mexican waters within 12 miles, from 12 to 50 miles and beyond. It includes vessel requirements, fishing permits, boat permits, visitor immigration document (FMMs), bag and possession limits, violations and trip and fishing log information and requirements.
Mexican officials formed the App to ensure that all those visiting Mexico to fish get all the information about requirements, procedures, obligations and penalties for a visit to Mexican waters. It also includes a Sportfishing Manual, “Visit Mexico” brochure, a directory of all marinas in Mexico and a quick guide with four steps for sportfishing in Mexico. It’s in English and Spanish. All documents may be downloaded directly from the mobile application.