Trepang Fishery Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to commercially fish for trepang - otherwise known as sea cucumber, in the Northern Territory.

The fishery is restricted to six licences and all are currently allocated. No new licenses will be issued granted for trepang fishing, however this licence is transferable.

Existing 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's approval.

Service type


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


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1280.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $328.96

Levy. Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Trepang Fishery Licence - Please use the contact details below for information on forms to be submitted.

Additional information

Most sea cucumbers are collected along the Arnhem Land coast, mainly around the Cobourg Peninsula and Groote Eylandt.

Sea cucumbers are harvested by hand, either by foot or whilst diving, usually on neap tides during the dry season when the water becomes clearer.

Sandfish are the most common species of sea cucumber taken.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Senior Licensing Officer

Fisheries Division

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Northern Territory
Operating address: 33 Vaughan Street
Berrimah, Northern Territory 0828
Phone: 08 8999 2370