Fishing Licence (Scalefish) - Tasmania

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to fish for scalefish in Tasmanian waters. A scalefish licence will permit you to carry certain limited amounts of fishing equipment on a fishing vessel. There are three categories of licence:

  • Scalefish A: Permits you to carry up to 1000 metres of graball net; 200 hooks; and 2 traps
  • Scalefish B: Permits you to carry up to 500 metres of graball net; 200 hooks; and 2 traps
  • Scalefish C: Permits you to carry up to 150 metres of graball net; or 200 hooks; or 1 trap.

Scalefish C licences are non-transferable and some Scalefish A and B licences may also be endorsed as non-transferable. If you intend to obtain a Scalefish A or B licence, you must purchase a licence package from a current licence holder. A licence package will also be comprised of a fishing licence (vessel) with the vessel length category appropriate for your fishing vessel.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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.

Duration

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

Expiry

Last day of February annually.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Renew Renewal All $550.80

Scalefish A.

Renew Renewal All $340.20 Scalefish B.
Renew Renewal All $226.80 Scalefish C.
Transfer Transfer All $405.00

Scalefish A and B only.

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

Lodgement process

Transfer

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.

Additional information

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

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:

Senior Fisheries Management Officer (Scalefish)

Water and Marine Resources

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3044
Fax: 03 6223 1539
Email: Frances.Seaborn@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Website: Banded Morwong Fishery (Opens in new window)