Fishing Licence (Shellfish) - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to fish commercially for shellfish. Shellfish includes clams, cockles or oysters. Licences can only be obtained by purchasing a licence package and are specific to certain fishing zones and species of catch.

Please note, this is a seasonal fishery licence and quotas apply across all fishery zones.

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

Licences are valid for the period, not exceeding 10 years, specified on the licence.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees vary depending on the type of shellfish. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 (Shellfish) Rules 2017 (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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