Public Register

A Public Register is required by the Fisheries Management Act 2007 to keep information relating to authorities and exemptions in the commercial fishing sector, that can be accessed by the public.

People or organisations who have a financial or other interest in a commercial fishery licence formally noted on the Public Register have a right to be informed of changes to that licence, before they are made.

In certain circumstances the registered interest party will be required to consent to changes to an authority before a change can be made.

Updates to the Register

The Public Register presents registration data extracted from the in-house Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) registration system, and provides the public with 24 hour access to all registration data.

Extracted registration data is updated at approximately 3:30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Please note that there may be situations where the public register is not updated due to unforeseen circumstances.

What's on the Register

Authority information

Authorities include license, permit, registration and the people or companies that hold them.

The register of authorities must include:

  • The full name and postal address of each person in whose name the authority is held.
  • In the case of an authority held in the name of a body corporate, the full name and postal address of each director of the body corporate.
  • Particulars of any conditions to which the authority is subject when undertaking fishing operations.
  • The number of demerit points recorded against the authority. More information about demerit points.

Fishery authority information

  • The full name and postal address of the registered master of a boat registered for use under the authority.
  • Particulars of any boat registered for use under the authority.
  • Particulars of any device registered for use under the authority.
  • Particulars of any quota entitlements under the authority.
  • In the case of a fishery license, any notation that a person specified by the holder of the license has an interest in the licence.

Exemption information

Register of exemptions includes Ministerial exemptions which allow the holders to undertake an activity that would otherwise not be allowed under the Act.

The register of exemptions must include:

  • The full name and postal address of each person to whom the exemption applies.
  • Particulars of any condition to which the exemption is subject.
  • Information prescribed by the regulations.

Third party interest information

It is possible for a person to be nominated by a license holder to have an interest in a license. This information is held on the public register.

Find out more about registration of third party holders.

Register of disqualified persons

The register of disqualified persons includes license holders who have been disqualified from holding a:

  • licence
  • permit
  • registration
  • authority.

License holder history

The register contains a history of all license holders, and transfers of the authority made since the commencement of the Act.

Contact us

PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture
Office hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: (08) 8207 5332
Fax: (08) 8207 5331

Page Last Reviewed: 19 May 2022
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