You will require this permit if you intend to undertake any activity in Antarctica that involves any living organisms that are found in the marine environment within the area defined under the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
This area covers the waters surrounding Antarctica.
Activities for which permits are required include:
- harvesting living marine organisms of a specified kind or kinds
- carrying out research involving living marine organisms
- fishing for recreational purposes.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Permit application forms must be completed and returned no less than six weeks prior to the departure of the ship or aircraft to Antarctica.
Please consult the Contact Officer or refer to the application form for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on the permit.
No fees are required.
Department of the Environment and Energy
Australian Antarctic Division
Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981 (Australian Government)
Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Regulations 1994 (Australian Government)
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