If you own or use a fishing vessel it must be registered with the Registry of Shipping and Seamen unless the vessel:
You will need to complete a British ship form and submit it with the appropriate fees and support documentation:
When you apply, your vessel will be issued with a Carving and Marking note. This must be carved and marked onto your vessel by an Authorised Measurer. A measurement of vessels:
You must then return the Carving and Marking note and the measurement certificate to the UK Ship Register, along with the appropriate fee.
You must have a list of nominated names for the vessel. These names must be unique to the port that you wish to register under. A Certificate of Registry is valid for five years and must be renewed if you want to continue to fish for profit.
There are two types of registration for fishing vessels; Full Registration and Simple Registration.
Full registration requires the owner of the vessel(s) to prove ownership by submitting title evidence covering the previous three years or, if the vessel is less than 3 years old, a title chain from the builders certificate.