You will require this licence if you intend to commence commercial fishing activities in the Australian section of the Torres Strait Protected Zone. This licence is issued to Torres Strait islanders only, or other approved persons under the Torres Strait Treaty. The Protected Zone is the area, commonly referred to as Torres Strait, lying between mainland Papua New Guinea and Australia.
Marine species covered include:
- Tropical Rock Lobster
- Spanish Mackerel
- Pearl Shell
- Sea Cucumbers
- fin fish
- all sub species.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.