Development Fishery Licence - Northern Territory


This licence enables the holder to trial new fishing gear and fishing methods and/or catch new target species. Applicants may be subject to a Bioprospecting Permit.

The applicant must complete a detailed fishing proposal on the type of operation to be undertaken, species to be caught and gear type to be utilised under the licence. Further advice can be obtained from the Development Permit Executive Officer.

Each permit is subject to performance criteria and is only valid for one licensing year.

Service type


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


5 Years.


$1,255 annual licence fee, plus NT Seafood Council levy (2019-20).

Cash, Credit Card/ EFTPOS, cheque or money order.

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1988 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Additional information

A written proposal must be submitted to the Development Committee.

Administering agency

Fisheries Group

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:

Licensing Officer

Operating address: 33 vaughan Street
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889992393