You will need this licence if you intend to operate a commercial business that provides fishing trips for recreational purposes. This licence allows you to conduct guided recreational charter fishing activities for customers up to the maximum identified by the licence (number of people included in the licence details) in one or more of the following categories:
- estuarine fishing
- near shore bottom fishing and sport fishing
- game fishing
- deep sea bottom fishing.
If you intend to start up a charter fishing boat business, you will need to buy a licence from an existing licence holder whose licence meets your requirements. New licences will not be issued.
Please be aware that you can apply for a recreational exemption certificate which allows for customers to fish on your boat without an individual recreational fishing licence.