You will need to comply with the following standards if you wish to operate a commercial fishing boat.
A boat used for commercial fishing must display the letters ???LFB?? on both sides of the outside of the
bow or wheelhouse. This marking must consist of clearly visible letters and figures that are of a colour that contrasts
with that of the boat or dinghy and that are:
- in the case of a boat that is more than 7.5 metres long and is used in ocean waters???not less
than 300 mm in height and 150 mm in width
- in the case of any other boat???not less than 150 mm in height
In the case of a tender or dinghy carried on a boat used for commercial fishing, the letter ???D?? must
be displayed on both sides of the outside of the dinghy that is not less than 50 mm in height.
If the boat that you own or use displays an identifying number (LFB number), that number is no
longer needed and should be removed.
Unique Vessel Identifiers (UVI) issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) should be
displayed as required by AMSA law.
If a boat is not being used for commercial fishing, it is an offence for the owner to cause or permit
the letters ???LFB?? to be displayed on the boat or for a person to use a boat that displays these letters.