Pearl Oyster Licences - Northern Territory

Description

Two licences are required to operate in the Pearl Oyster Industry; the Pearl Oyster Fishery Licence and the Pearl Oyster Culture Industry Licence.

Pearl Oyster Culture Industry Licence:
A person must purchase a portion of the available units, (minimum of 5 units), from an existing licensee to be granted a licence.
A Pearl Oyster Culture Industry Licence is required by those who wish to be involved with pearl oyster hatchery; pearl oyster fishery (taking and transporting from the wild); pearl oyster farm lease; pearl oyster spat collection; and selling pearl oyster.


Pearl Oyster Fishery Licence:
There are only seven licences issued in this Fishery. These licences are transferable. Existing licence holders may temporarily transfer (lease) or permanently transfer (sell) their licence on receiving approval. Stamp duty must be paid on the sale before the Director's approval.

Service type

Licence

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

Duration

Both licences are annual (expire 31 December).

Fees

(2017 Fees)
Pearl Oyster Culture Industry Licence or renewal:
$1,260 licence fee, plus an amount calculated using the allocation of units and the gross value of production.

Pearl Oyster Fishery Licence or renewal:
$1,180 licence fee, plus an amount calculated using the allocation of units and the gross value of production.

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

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1988 NT

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulations 1992 NT

Administering agency

Fisheries Group

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Licensing Officer

Operating address: Berrimah Research Farm
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889992183
Fax: 0889992057
Email: FisheriesLicensing@nt.gov.au
Website: https://www.nt.gov.au/marine/for-all-harbour-and-boat-users/contact-nt-fisheries (Opens in new window)