Subject to Change without Notice - Check with the Dept. of Fisheries if you need exact information.

Any non-resident alien 16 years or older must possess a valid Mexican Sport fishing License before fishing in Mexican waters. This license covers all types of fishing and is valid anywhere in Mexico. Everyone aboard private & Sportfishing Charter boats in Mexican waters must have a fishing license if there is fishing gear of any kind, or fish, or fish parts on board.  A fishing license is also required for underwater fishing. Fishing licenses are issued for periods of one week, one month, and one year, effective at 12:01 am on the starting date specified on the license application. The prices for Mexican fishing licenses are as follows:


One Day License - $18.00

Weekly License - $26.00

Monthly License - $37.00


All prices are in US Dollars, but converted from pesos. Prices are approximate, based on exchange rates, and are subject to change without notice.  These licenses are not transferable, and each license must include the person's full legal name, home address, and telephone number. Applications for Mexican Sport fishing Licenses can be obtained at the Mexico Department of Fisheries office in San Diego, however, most people purchase them through their local fishing and tackle store or Mexican Insurance dealer. Our customers generally just buy them at the marina on the day of the trip. If you receive your application from the Department of Fisheries office, upon completion, applications should be submitted to:


Mexico Department of Fisheries, 2550 5th Avenue, Suite 101 - San Diego, CA 92103
The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm to answer any questions. The phone number is (619) 233-6956.


Applications sent to this address must be accompanied by a cashier's check or money order for the exact amount due, and made payable to Oficina Recaudadora de Pesca; personal checks are not accepted. For mail orders, be sure to include a stamped self-addressed return envelope.