Managed Fishery Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to undertake fishing activities in a managed fishery or interim managed fishery. A managed fishery is an area where a legislative management plan is in place to regulate the fishing of particular species. Each managed fishery will have different rules.

Your licence will specify the managed fishery you are authorised to operate in, and the class of fishing activities you are authorised to undertake. Your licence will also specify the extent of your entitlement, covering such matters as the quantity of fish you may take, and the quantity of fishing gear you may use.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must comply with the criteria and procedures specified in the relevant management plan. Each management plan will have different requirements.


12 months, or as otherwise specified in the relevant management plan.


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Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.


Act(s) name

Fish Resources Management Act 1994 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 Western Australia

Lodgement process


Please submit your application with the required fees.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development


Contact details

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