Fishing Licence (Shellfish) - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to fish commercially for shellfish. Shellfish includes clams, cockles or oysters. Licences can only be obtained by purchasing a licence package and are specific to certain fishing zones and species of catch.

This is a seasonal fishery licence and quotas apply across all fishery zones.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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


Licences are valid for the period, not exceeding 10 years, specified on the licence.


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 (Shellfish) Rules 2017 Tasmania

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)