You will need this licence if you intend to commercially fish offshore by net or line. Licence holders must use demersal or pelagic long lines or pelagic nets. Bottom-set gillnets are prohibited.
Licence holders can fish in all Northern Territory waters from the low water mark to the boundary of the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ), about 200 nautical miles offshore. Black-tip sharks and grey mackerel are the primary species taken in off-shore net and line fishing. Other shark species caught are hammerhead, bull, tiger, pigeye, lemon and winghead sharks and dusky whalers.