Prawn Fishery Licence - South Australia

Description

You will need a licence if you intend to undertake commercial prawn fishing.

You will be authorised under this licence to take prawns in the Gulf St. Vincent, Spencer Gulf and West Coast fisheries of South Australia.

You will be authorised under this licence to take Western King Prawns from the fishery. You will also be authorised to take:

  • Balmain Bugs
  • Southern Calamari

if these are taken at the same time and in the same net incidentally to prawns.

No new licences for fishing in the Gulf St Vincent, Spencer Gulf and West Coast fisheries are being issued. Licences are only available by transfer from an existing licence holder.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To hold a prawn fishery licence, you will need to:

  • be at least 15 years of age
  • be a fit and proper person 
  • if the transferee is a company, each director of the company must be a fit and proper person to be a director of a company that holds a licence in respect of the abalone fishery.

Your application for a prawn fishery licence by transfer may only be approved if:

  • the transfer is to one person only
  • the relevant fees have been paid in full
  • the licence to be transferred has not been suspended
  • no legal proceedings in relation to the licence or fishery are underway or likely to be commenced against the holder of the licence
  • if a boat registered for use under the abalone licence is also used under a licence or other entitlement to take fish

Duration

One year

Expiry

30 June

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please contact the agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Fisheries and Aquaculture Division

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Fisheries Licensing Team

Fisheries and Aquaculture Division

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

South Australia
Operating address: 2 Harma Avenue
West Beach, South Australia 5024
Mailing address: PO BOX 120
West Beach, South Australia 5024
Phone: 08 8204 1370
Fax: 08 8204 1388
Email: pirsa.fisherieslicensing@sa.gov.au