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General fisheries permit (brood / culture stock) - Queensland


You will need this permit if you intend to collect broodstock or culture stock from the wild. Broodstock must be used for breeding fisheries resources, and culture stock must be used for aquaculture purposes.

You will need this permit if you are conducting the following activities:

  • collecting regulated species (under minimum or above maximum size limits, or in excess of possession limits)
  • collecting during closed seasons or in closed waters
  • using fishing gear not permitted for recreational fishing.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for this permit.

The permit can be held by either:

  • individual applicants
  • in the name of a company.

In most cases, a permit will only be issued if you already have aquaculture approval.

Other approvals and Native Title notifications may also be required.


A maximum of 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Application process


How to apply:

  1. read the application instructions and the policy
  2. complete the permit application form
  3. send the completed form to Fisheries Queensland by post or email
  4. pay the application fee.

Transfer process


You cannot transfer this permit.

Approval time

Generally within 30 business days

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Fisheries Queensland

Contact details

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