Fishing Licence (Mackerel) - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to fish commercially for mackerel.

There are two categories of licence:

  • Category A (a quota is specified in the licence conditions)
  • Category B (no quota).

This licence will allow you to fish for:

  • Trachurus declivis (commonly known as jack mackerel)
  • Trachurus murphyi (commonly known as Peruvian jack mackerel)
  • Trachurus novaezelandiae (commonly known as yellowtail scad)
  • Emmelichthys nitidus (commonly known as redbait)
  • Scomber australasicus (commonly known as blue mackerel).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

This fishing licence is subject to the rules of the applicable management plan and any other specified conditions.


Up to 10 years


31 August


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Fisheries (Mackerel) Rules 2019 Tasmania

Lodgement 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

60 days

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water 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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing and Fisheries Monitoring Section

Water and Marine Resources

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3000
Phone: 1300 368 550
Website: Sea Fishing and Aquaculture (Opens in new window)