You will need this licence if you intend to undertake commercial fishing in the River Murray and its backwaters. The fishery mostly takes non-native species such as European carp and Redfin perch to reduce their numbers. Bony bream and yabbies are the only native species that can be taken.
Licence holders are also required to register:
- any boat or device used under this licence
- a person as a master of any boat used under this licence.
This fishery is currently closed, and no new licences are being issued. Existing licences are not available for transfer. Licence holders may fish in a closed area if they have approval from the Director of Fisheries to eradicate carp.