Fishing Licence (Mackerel) - Tasmania


You will require 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) and 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 mackerel)
  • Emmelichthys nitidus (commonly known as redbait)
  • Scomber australasicus (commonly known as blue mackerel).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


A licence is in force for the period, not exceeding 10 years, specified in the licence.


Expires on 31 August.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Variation All $6.24 Category A, increase quota (per tonne).
Renew Renewal All $77.50

Category A, no quota.

Vary Renewal All $1023.00

Category B.

Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (Mackerel) Rules 2009 TAS

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 from the day which your application is received.

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.

Enquiries, Licensing and Fisheries Monitoring Section

Water and Marine Resources

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: Level 1
1 Franklin Wharf
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3000
Phone: 1300 368 550