Demersal Fishery Licence - Northern Territory

Description

You will need this licence to commercially fish for demersal or bottom dwelling fish species in offshore waters. The demersal fishery is controlled by catch quote. You must hold quota before you can go fishing.

This licence allows you to use any of the following fishing methods:

  • vertical lines
  • drop lines
  • finfish long-lines
  • baited fish traps
  • semi-demersal trawl nets in two multi-gear areas.
  • trawl operators must use a bycatch reduction device and square mesh funnel or cod end to reduce the amount of bycatch.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.

Duration

Five years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1225.00

Fees for 2022-23

Apply Miscellaneous All - Levies to be paid on application for renewal of the licence:

  • $0.060 for each fishery unit for goldband snapper attached to the licence
  • $0.065 for each fishery unit for red snapper attached to the licence
  • $0.046 for each fishery unit for grouped fish attached to the licence
Fees for 2022-23

Forms

Additional information

You can apply for a new licence but cannot buy or sell existing licences. However, you may buy, sell or lease individual transferable quota.

The demersal fishery is controlled by catch quota, and you must hold a quota before you can go fishing.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Fisheries Division

Contact details

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