Renew wildlife interaction zone licenses

Holders of wildlife interaction
zone licenses, which expire in August, are reminded to submit their renewal
applications as soon as possible.

The Marine Conservation Board
reminds applicants that in addition to the application processing fee,
applicants are required to provide proof of a valid Trade & Business
License and Port Authority Registration for each vessel.

The renewal application fee for
vessels of 50 feet or less in length is $50.

Larger vessels attract a fee of
$100.

New applications are $100 and $200,
depending on the size of the vessel. The license fee for vessels of 50 feet or
less in length is $300, while larger vessels are $600.

The Marine Conservation (Marine
Parks)(Amendment) Regulations, 2007, Part III Section 9 requires that all
tourist boats, therefore any marine vessel of any size or design used to carry
paying passengers for sightseeing, wildlife interaction or other tourist
activities, must be licensed by the board to enter any wildlife interaction
zone.

As such, all vessels, including
personal watercraft such as Sea-Doos, Jet-skis, inflatables, and other similar
vessels for hire wishing to use any wildlife interaction zone, must be so licensed
by the board.

Inquiries regarding applications
may be made by calling
949-8469, or visiting the
office of the Department of Environment at 580 North Sound Road, George Town.

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