Fishing Licence (Marine Plant) - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to collect or sell cast native marine plants, including cast bull kelp, and introduced seaweeds from Tasmanian waters. Your licence will be endorsed with the type of cast marine plant that may be taken (kelp or other marine plants) and the location you are authorised to operate in.

Restrictions may apply to the location, quota, and other applications of this licence.

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.




28 February


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.

Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Fisheries (Marine Plant) Rules 2017 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:

Fisheries Management Officer (Dive Fisheries)

Water and Marine Resources

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3028
Website: Seaweed Fishery (Opens in new window)