Both foreign and national industrial vessels fishing in Liberian waters must be represented by a Liberian agent.
1. Agencies are required to register with the Bureau of National Fisheries each year before they can represent industrial fishing vessels. Agencies must provide a copy of all business agreements made between the Liberian Agent and Vessel Parent company for each vessel they represent.
The application form for Agency Registration can be downloaded here.
2. Once the form has been completed, it should be submitted to the Bureau of National Fisheries for assessment and approval.
3. Once the Agency application has been approved, the annual fee of US$500.00 must be paid to the Ministry of Finance before the Agency License is granted.