Aboriginal Coastal Licence - Northern Territory

Service summary

An Aboriginal coastal licence is required by aboriginal community members to take and sell fish.

These licences are only approved for a nominated member of an aboriginal community after the approval of the community council elders has been received.

An aboriginal licensee may only sell fish to persons as specified in the Regulations and may only use specified fishing gear to take that fish. There are limits on species and numbers that can be taken.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

A licence cannot be issued to a person if a Commercial Fishing Licence already exists for their area.

Duration

Annual (expires 30 June).

Fees

$50 licence.

Cash, Credit Card / EFTPOS, cheque or money order.

Additional information

Proof of identification (Photo)
Covering letter from Council approving applicant

Administering agency

Fisheries Group

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1988 (Northern Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulations 1992 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Licensing Officer


Operating address:
Berrimah Research Farm
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address:
GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801

Phone:

0889992183

Fax:

0889992057
FisheriesLicensing@nt.gov.au

Website:

https://www.nt.gov.au/marine/for-all-harbour-and-boat-users/contact-nt-fisheries Opens in a new browser window

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