Off-shore Net and Line Fishery Licence - Northern Territory

Description

You will need an off-shore net and line fishery licence if you intend to commercially fish using offshore nets or lines.

You 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.

You must use demersal or pelagic long lines or pelagic nets. Bottom-set gillnets are prohibited.

Please use the contact details below for further information on restrictions around fishing gear and where it can be used.

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:

  • $0.1490 for each fishery unit for grey mackerel species from the Western Grey Mackerel Management Zone attached to the licence
  • $0.1490 for each fishery unit for grey mackerel species from the Eastern Grey Mackerel Management Zone attached to the licence
  • $0.0121 for each fishery unit for combined Blacktip Shark attached to the licence
  • $0.169 for each fishery unit for Spot-tail Shark attached to the licence
  • $0.0094 for each fishery unit for combined Shark group attached to the licence
  • $0.0024 for each fishery unit for combined other Shark group species attached to the licence
  • $0.0796 for each fishery unit for combined fin fish group (by-product) species attached to the licence.
Fees for 2022-23

Forms

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.