You need this licence if you are taking any of the following for trade or commerce:
Coral (Symbol D), Shell Grit (Symbol G), Star Sand (Symbol H)
Trochus on the East Coast of Queensland (Symbol J1)
Beachworm (Symbol W1)
Bloodworm (Symbol W2)
Aquarium fish (Symbol A1 or A2)
Yabbies (Symbol Y)
Beche-de-mer (East Coast) (Symbol B1)
Shell (Symbol F)
Oysters (Symbol O)
Juvenile eels (Symbol JE)
Eel (Symbol E)
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
Coelenterate animals of the class anthozoan. The term includes the uncompacted skeletons of those animals.
- Shell grit
Broken remnants of sea shells.
- Star sand
Sand composed of the calcareous skeletons of the unicellular animals known as foraminiferous.
Shell found in the east coast waters of Australia and Torres Strait.
This licence remains ongoing while fees are paid.
You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed Commercial harvest fishery licence application to Fisheries Queensland.
You can transfer all licences with the exception of the eel authorities with the Symbol E.
You can transfer this licence by submitting a completed application for Register transfer of commercial harvest fishery licence to Fisheries Queensland.
These are limited entry fisheries - please refer to Limited entry policy guidelines.
If operations are to be carried out in a marine park, you must obtain the appropriate Marine park permit.
Please note that, apart from 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)
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