You will require this licence if you intend to fish for scalefish in Tasmanian waters. A scalefish licence will permit you to carry certain limited amounts of fishing equipment on a fishing vessel. There are three categories of licence:
- Scalefish A: Permits you to carry up to 1000 metres of graball net; 200 hooks; and 2 traps;
- Scalefish B: Permits you to carry up to 500 metres of graball net; 200 hooks; and 2 traps; and
- Scalefish C: Permits you to carry up to 150 metres of graball net; or 200 hooks; or 1 trap.
Scalefish C licences are non-transferable and some Scalefish A and B licences may also be endorsed as non-transferable. If you intend to obtain a Scalefish A or B licence, you must purchase a licence package from a current licence holder.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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.
Scalefish A and B only.
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.
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Water and Marine Resources
Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 (Tasmania)
Fisheries (Scalefish) Rules 2004 (Tasmania)
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