General fisheries permit (brood/culture stock) - Queensland

Service summary

You require this permit for collection of broodstock or culture stock from the wild. Broodstock must be used for breeding fisheries resources and culture stock must be used for aquaculture purposes.

Service type


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

Definition of terms


Adult members of a fish species.

Culture stock

Juvenile or larval members of a fish species.

Eligibility requirements

The applicant must hold an aquaculture authority for the species that is proposed to be collected.


Permits for collecting broodstock or culture stock are generally issued for 1 year but can be applied for up to 5 years.



Queensland commercial fishing fees


You can obtain this permit by submitting a completed General fisheries permit application for broodstock collection form to Fisheries Queensland.

Contact the agency if you require further information or to discuss your proposal and explore mitigation options.

Native title notification may be required. This will automatically delay the application for approximately 8 weeks.

Transfer details

You cannot transfer this permit.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Fisheries Queensland
Licensing and Fisheries Information

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1994 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulation 2008 (Queensland)

Contact details

Customer Service Centre
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries


13 25 23


07 3404 6999


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