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Spearfishing / free diving Portugal

Discussion in 'Europe & Mediterranean' started by Lars Øverås, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Lars Øverås

    Lars Øverås New Member

    Local Time:
    5:51 PM
    Hi

    I'm new to the forums. Live in Norway.
    Going to Portugal on vacation now in May 2018 for surfing, possibly free diving/spearfishing, and I have a few questions.
    1. Wondering if there are any regulations to fishing there with spearguns / slings?
    2. Do I need a license?
    3. Tips for good spots?
    4. Are there any spearfishing guides / instructors down there this time of year?
    Thanks!
     
  2. vrokhlenko

    vrokhlenko Well-Known Member

    Local Time:
    11:51 AM
    Hello! I go to Portugal every year (Azores).
    You do need a license that can be obtained in a so called RIAC office: https://www.riac.azores.gov.pt/#!/
    You need to locate one in the town you will be staying at, go there and buy a license for 'pesca submarina'. make sure you have your passport or equivalent with you. You can get a license for a week, month or year
    They are cheap, especially for a Norwegian :)
    There no speargun regulations. You can not take a dusky grouper and there is a certain limit (10 kilos?) of fish per day.
    You have to verify the zones where spearing might be prohibited. On Azores there are quite a few.
    The rest you have to find out locally. Tell where you will be staying and some Portuguese guys can chime in to give you more pointers.
    Cheers!
     
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  3. David Boyer

    David Boyer New Member

    Local Time:
    8:51 AM

    Lars -

    Sorry I don't have any information for Portugal, but I will be in the Lofoton islands this summer (end of June/beginning of July) and I have similar questions:

    1. Wondering if there are any regulations to fishing there with spearguns / slings?
    2. Do I need a license?
    3. Tips for good spots?
    4. Are there any spearfishing guides / instructors down there this time of year?
    Any information will be appreciated.

    David
     
  4. Wedderkopp

    Wedderkopp New Member

    Local Time:
    5:51 PM
    1. No regulations
    2. No need of licens
    3. I dont have spots in lofoten, but if u ever go to Hitra DM me.
    4. cant help here either, try asking here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fridykkmidtnorge/?fref=nf