Boating Registration & Licenses Registering a boat in Rhode Island? We’re glad to help. Our office issues boat registrations and also licenses for commercial and recreational fishing and shellfishing. We process approximately 32,000 registrations each year! Hunting Licenses View regulations pertaining to hunting, hunting licenses, stamps, & permit fees. Commercial Marine License Information Commercial saltwater fishers can renew marine licenses online, download commercial fishing forms, and learn about fishing sizes and limits. Federal Protected Atlantic Marine Animals need help from boaters like you. Visit NOAA website to learn how you can boat safely around whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and sturgeon. Prev Next Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 Slide 4 We administer the state's boat registration program as well as the issuance of licenses for commercial and recreational fishing/shell fishing. This involves the licensing of approximately 32,000 boats yearly. The associated fees are processed and all necessary records kept for each individual registration.