Fishing Licence (Undaria) - Tasmania


You need this licence if you intend to collect or transport Undaria. The licence will specify the collection areas, collection methods, times and quantities of Undaria you are permitted to collect.

If you intend to harvest Undaria by diving you must also hold a commercial dive fishing licence which has been endorsed for that species.

Undaria is a marine algae that is considered a marine pest in Tasmanian waters and there is legislation in place to reduce the spread of the pest. It is valued in Japan as a delicacy.

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.




28 February


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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

Approval time

60 days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources 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 Natural Resources and Environment

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