Demersal Fishery Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence to commercially fish for demersal or bottom dwelling fish species in offshore waters.

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


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


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1195.00

Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Demersal Fishery Licence - Please use the contact details below for information on forms to be submitted.

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 quote, 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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Senior Licensing Officer

Fisheries Division

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Northern Territory
Operating address: 33 Vaughan Street
Berrimah, Northern Territory 0828
Phone: 08 8999 2370