Broodstock or culture stock collection permit

You need this permit from Fisheries Queensland to collect broodstock or culture stock from the wild to use in Queensland aquaculture facilities.

This includes:

  • collecting a regulated species that is:
    • under minimum or above maximum size limits
    • or
    • in excess of possession limits
  • collecting during closed seasons or in closed waters
  • or
  • using fishing gear not permitted for recreational fishing to collect brood or culture stock.

This permit can't be renewed or transferred.

Who is eligible

The permit can be held by either:

  • individual applicants
  • in the name of a company.

All applicants must be 18 years or over.

In most cases, a permit will only be issued if you already have aquaculture approval.

Other approvals and Native Title notifications may also be required.

How to apply

  1. Read the application instructions and the policy.
  2. Complete the permit application form.
  3. Send the completed form to Fisheries Queensland by post or email.
  4. Pay the application fee: $367.66.

After you submit

We aim to assess your permit application within 30 business days.

Sometimes this process takes longer because the application is complex, or not all the information is provided at the time of application.