You will require this permit if you intend to undertake any of the following activities
- take or possess fish for research, education, fish management, aquaculture, compliance or scientific purposes
- take or possess fish from a developing fishery
- take or possess fish for a specified indigenous cultural ceremony or event
- take or possess fish less/more than the minimum/maximum size
- take or possess fish more than the catch limit for that species
- carry out any research, exploitation, work or operation for the purpose of developing any fishery or aquaculture
- investigate any species of fish or any fishery or fishery device
- use specified abalone equipment and/or commercial fishing or aquaculture equipment
- use, form or create a habitat to hatch, rear, display or grow fish or fishing bait and/or breed or sell fish or fishing bait for commercial purposes
- receive or sell any fish of a specified priority species
- take, land, process, sell or possess fish that is so prohibited absolutely or during a specified period or season or in any waters or specified waters
- carry out an activity in a fishery.
The Secretary may waive the fees if they are satisfied that special cases apply. There are also levies on general permits for the taking of fish from:
- a banded morwong developing fishery
- a jellyfish developing fishery
- an urchin developing fishery.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this permit you must:
- submit the required form
- be a fit and proper person
- provide all information and documentation required by the authority
- pay the prescribed fee.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
A general permit is not renewable, but the Secretary may issue another general permit to a person whose general permit is about to expire or who has previously held a general permit.
Up to 3 years.
Fees for 2016-17.
Fees for 2016-17.
Please lodge your application form and any other associated documents directly with the Agency.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Fisheries Act 1995 (Victoria)
Fisheries Regulations 2009 (Victoria)
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