You will be required to have a demersal fishery licence if you intend to commercially fish for demersal or bottom dwelling fish species in offshore waters in the Northern Territory.
The demersal fishery is controlled by catch quote. You must hold quota before you can go fishing.
There are 18 licences currently issued in the demersal fishery. You can apply for a new licence, but cannot buy or sell existing licences. You may buy, sell or lease individual transferable quota.
For more information, please contact the department.