Simplified equipment lists for small fishing vessel operations
The equipment requirements for these vessels depends on where and how far from land they operate.
- Fishing vessels working in warm waters and operating within 2 nautical miles of land.
- Beach fishery vessels operating within 200 metres of land, anywhere in Australia.
Eligible vessels must also be operating under Exemption 2 (certificates of survey) or Exemption 40 (class C restricted operations).
If you operate under these conditions you don’t need to apply to use the equipment lists. Simply make sure you carry all the safety equipment now required.
The changes to safety equipment requirements for these vessels have taken shape through close collaboration and consultation with industry.