Fish Processing Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to process fish for commercial purposes and do not possess an alternative licence that allows you to process the fish. Restrictions and prohibitions may apply to the processing of abalone, rock lobster, giant crab or scallops, and processing activities are restricted to the place described in the licence.

You are not required to hold this licence if you are processing fish in the following circumstances (another approval may apply):

  • On any vessel used to take the fish by a person authorised to take the fish with that vessel;
  • For sale by retail to the public or served as meals to the public;
  • As the holder of a marine farming licence if the fish are produced by the holder under that licence;
  • As the holder of a fishing licence if the fish are caught by the holder under that licence; or
  • Under the supervision of the holder of a fish processing licence at the place at which the fish may be processed under the licence.

Some other exemptions may apply. Due to the restricted nature of this licence, please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Significant restrictions and legislated rules apply to the application of this licence. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Annual.

Expiry

31 December.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Approval time

60 days from the day which your application is received.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Water and Marine Resources

Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (Processing and Handling) Rules 2010 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing and Fisheries Monitoring Section
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Water and Marine Resources


Operating address:
Level 1
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

1300 368 550

Phone:

03 6165 3000
Fishing.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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