Spanish Mackerel Fishery Licence - Northern Territory


This fishery is presently limited entry and no new licences will be issued.

However, an existing licence may be purchased from other licensees, but are subject to a two for one transfer arrangement (eg applicants must buy two existing unrestricted licences, surrender both to Fisheries and be issued a fully transferable licence).

Once a licence has been through the two for 1 process, a one for one transfer situation will apply.

Any licence number within the 5000 series has already completed the two for one arrangement and these licence holders may temporarily transfer (lease) or permanently transfer (sell) their licence on receiving the Director's approval. Stamp duty must be paid on the sale before the Director will approve the transfer.

Service type


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


5 Years.


$1,280 annual licence fee, plus NT Seafood Council Levy
$265 transfer fee (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

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: 0889992183
Fax: 0889992057
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