Carrier boat licence

Carrier boat licences will be discontinued from 1 January 2022 as part of fisheries reforms.

Alternative carrying arrangements (transhipment at sea) are permitted under primary commercial fishing licences for the following fish and fishery symbols:

  • fish taken under a D, R, RQ, SM or T1 symbol
  • hammerhead sharks taken under an L4, N3, N12 or N13 symbol
  • black jewfish taken under an N3, N12 or N13 symbol.

Transhipment of fish taken under any other fishery symbol is not authorised. This supports the integrity of new quota management in these fisheries and reduces the risk of non-compliance.

Read more about the new commercial fishing rules and reporting requirements.