You will need this licence if you intend to commercially fish for demersal or bottom-dwelling fish in the Timor Reef area in the Northern Territory. There are 15 licences currently issued for the area.
This licence is quota based, and proof of purchase of the quota is required before this licence can be issued. This licence is non-transferable, but the quota is transferable. Commercial fishers can buy, sell and lease individual transferable quota.
Licence holders can use the following methods:
- vertical lines
- drop lines attached to or free from vessel
- finfish long-lines
- baited fish-traps.
The majority of the catch is taken using baited fish-traps. Goldband snapper is the primary species taken, but saddle-tail snapper, crimson snapper, red emperor and cod are also common catch in the area.