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Retiring in USVI; right to bear arms & recreational fishing

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I am considering retiring and sailing around the USVI.

Is it lawful to keep and bear arms in USVI?

Also, are there any restrictions on recreational fishing around the USVI? My research seems to indicate that there are no onerous restrictions, like in the BVI.

Posted : October 3, 2016 12:03 pm
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There are strict gun regulations in VI.

For fishing rules and regulations see this link.

There are also fees associated with registering your vessel in the VI. Check with DPNR/Dept. of Planning and Natural Resources.

Department of Planning &Natural Resources
St. Croix (340) 773-1082
St. Thomas (340) 774-3320

Posted : October 4, 2016 12:26 pm
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Nor does the USVI honor any other states Concealed Carry Permit, regardless of how stringent your states requirements may be.

Posted : October 4, 2016 2:15 pm
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Hello Burticus , welcome to the VInow message board.

This site and message board is on vacationing in the USVI. We have another website called and its focus is on moving to and living in the USVI. You will find a lot of great information there, so click over to It has its own message board with discussions related to island living.

All the best with your plans. Thank you for visiting

Posted : October 6, 2016 11:08 pm

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