You will require this permit if you intend to conduct scientific research in Commonwealth-controlled waters within the Australian Fishing Zone using a specified boat, including foreign boats.
The Australian Fishing Zone generally extends 200 nautical miles outward from the coast of Australia.
Scientific permits are granted for the purposes of conducting scientific research in a specified area of the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ) or in a specified fishery.
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.
To be eligible for this permit you must:
- Provide details relating to your vessel;
- Specify the proposed location and master;
- Provide a
detailed proposal outlining the projects aims, objectives and method of the research; and
- Specify the fishing equipment to be used.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
No fees are required.
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
Fisheries Management Act 1991 (Australian Government)
Fisheries Management Regulations 1992 (Australian Government)
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