Mexican Fishing Licenses

DISCOVER BAJA IS CURRENTLY ONLY SELLING MEXICAN FISHING LICENSES TO DISCOVER BAJA MEMBERS. As of June 18, 2019 the San Diego CONAPESCA office is permanently closed.

Mexican law requires that ALL people on a boat that has any fishing tackle aboard have a current Mexican fishing license. This includes young children. If you’re old enough to hold a pole, you need a license.

Fishing licenses are sold by the day, week, month or year. A yearly policy begins the day it is written and expires a year later from that date. It is not a calendar year as it is with U.S. fishing licenses.

A Mexican fishing license is not required if you are just fishing from the shore.

To apply for a non-commercial sportfishing license, complete the application, and return to Discover Baja by email, fax or mail along with payment.

FISHING LICENSE PRICES:

Member Price Non-Member Price
DAY $12.25 $15.25
WEEK $31.20 $36.20
MONTH $42.80 $47.80
YEAR $54.40 $59.40

As of 2014, Temporary boat importation permits are required for any boat over 15 feet that is entering Baja. See our page on Temporary Boat Importation.