You will need an Indigenous fishing permit (IFP) if you are an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander and intend to trial commercial fishing activity. This permit allows you to assess the commercial viability of fishing activity in a commercial fishery, and to take, possess and sell the fish.
Existing rules that apply to commercial fishing also apply to an IFP. These include catch logbooks, telephone reporting, vessel tracking, gear restrictions, seasonal closures, area closures and size limits. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park zoning restrictions and commercial vessel registration regulations also apply.