Individual transferable quota units (quota) can be transferred if the transferee has a licence with the appropriate fishery symbol, e.g. someone purchasing Spanish mackerel quota must hold a licence with the SM symbol.
The C2 Spanner Crab fishery is an exception. If a person is purchasing quota they may apply for the licence to be amended to include the C2 symbol.
Authority holders may transfer a quota permanently or temporarily.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
This authority is ongoing while fees are paid.
You can apply to register the transfer of quota, temporarily or permanently, by submitting a Register transfer of quota application, or Register temporary transfer of quota application respectively, with the applicable fee to Fisheries Queensland.
Please note that regional offices do not accept completed applications with fees. However they do have the range of application forms for distribution.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Licensing and Fisheries Information
Fisheries Act 1994 (Queensland)
Fisheries Regulation 2008 (Queensland)
Fisheries (Coral Reef Fin Fish) Quota Declaration 2015 (Queensland)
Fisheries (East Coast Trawl) Management Plan 2010 (Queensland)
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