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Fishing Licence (Danish seine or Limited Danish seine) - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to fish using a Danish seine net. There are two types of licence:

  • fishing licence (danish seine)
  • fishing licence (limited danish seine).

All Danish seine licences must be used in conjunction with a fishing licence (vessel) in the appropriate vessel length category.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The fisher will need to hold a fishing licence (personal), which allows a person to commercially take and sell fish.

Significant restrictions and legislated rules apply to the application of this licence.


1st of March until the end of February in the following year.


Last day of February


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Commercial Fishing Application Fees - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Fisheries (Scalefish) Rules 2015 Tasmania

Application process


The Agency is able to provide the necessary forms and advice on which licences should be included in a licence package for the activities you intend to undertake.

Approval time

10 business days


Danish seine licences are not transferable.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Water and Marine Resources

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.