No new licences are being issued by the Department. Northern Zone and Southern Zone licences are only available by transfer from an existing licence holder. Individual transferable quotas apply in both zones.
Licences will not be renewed unless a rock lobster pot entitlement of not less than 40 is endorsed on the licence (Southern Zone) or 20 (Northern Zone). Rock lobster holders can also hold giant crab quotas.
Registered boats used under a fishery authority, in respect of the Northern Zone and Southern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery, may be required to have a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) unit installed. Contact the Department for further information.