Section 37 Permit: Take or Possess Fish or Marine Vegetation - New South Wales


You can apply for a permit to take and possess fish or marine vegetation for any or all of the following purposes:

  • research
  • aquaculture
  • aquarium collection
  • aboriginal cultural fishing
  • any other purpose prescribed by the regulations or approved by the Minister.

Please ensure that you discuss your intended application with agency before submission.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached fee schedule.


Application process


Please be aware that the environmental impacts of activities authorised by permits will be assessed. You will need to fill out the attached documents relating to Environmental Assessments in order for your application to be considered.

Approval time

The average time frame for the assessment of these applications is 4 to 6 weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Fisheries NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.