Pearling and Hatchery Licences - Western Australia

Description

You will need a pearling licence or permit, including a farm lease, if you intend to carry out pearling. Pearling means practising or attempting to practise taking, removing, moving, dumping, holding, storing, transporting pearl oysters or practising pearl culture techniques.

A pearl oyster fishery is subject to quotas that control the total number of oysters removed from the fishing grounds each year.

A pearl oyster fishery has been declared as a limited entry fishery. This means no new licences are being issued and, if you intend to start pearl farming, you will need to purchase a minimum quota from an existing pearl farmer.

A separate hatchery licence or permit is needed if you intend to carry out hatchery activities.

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

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the licence.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Vary Licence All Fees will vary depending on the what licence or permit you intend to apply for and the quota of you will obtain. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Pearling and Hatchery Licences - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Pearling Act 1990 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Pearling (General) Regulations 1991 Western Australia

Approval time

Approximately 3-4 months.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Fisheries

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:

Enquiries

Fisheries

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Mailing address: Gordon Stephenson House
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 4
Bentley DC, Western Australia 6983
Other: 1300 374 731
Website: Fisheries (Opens in new window)