Fishing Licence (Mackerel) - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to fish commercially for mackerel. There are two categories of licence: Category A (a quota is specified in the licence conditions) and Category B (no quota). This licence will allow you to fish for:

  • Trachurus declivis (commonly known as jack mackerel);
  • Trachurus murphyi (commonly known as Peruvian jack mackerel);
  • Trachurus novaezelandiae (commonly known as yellowtail mackerel);
  • Emmelichthys nitidus (commonly known as redbait); or
  • Scomber australasicus (commonly known as blue mackerel).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

This fishing licence is subject to the rules of the applicable management plan and any other specified conditions. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


A licence is in force for the period, not exceeding 10 years, specified in the licence.


Expires on 31 August.



Category B.

ApplyVariation$6.24Category A, increase quota (per tonne).

Category A, no quota.



The Agency is able to provide the necessary forms and advice on which licences should be included in a licence package for the activities you intend to undertake.

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 (Mackerel) Rules 2009 (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
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


1300 368 550


03 6165 3000

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