Commercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Program

The NSW Government's Commercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Program introduces linkages between shares and catch or effort in most share classes.

A Subsidised Share Trading Market (SSTM) has been created to help active fishers acquire and trade holdings.

Registrations have closed and the SSTM opens on Monday 1 May 2017.

Be prepared to make decisions

Commercial fisheries business adjustment program factsheet coverYou will need to make some decisions about your fishing business before the Subsidised Share Trading Market (SSTM) opens on 1 May 2017. It is important that you consider your personal and business position and approach the market with that in mind.

Our team will be available at local venues throughout April to:

  • outline some of the factors you should consider when buying and selling shares
  • assist you to better understand the impact of your decisions on your business cashflow and profitability
  • connect you with the right support to help with your individual business decisions.

Free assistance will be available around the state.

Download the Preparing your business for the Subsidised Share Trading Market

Free drop in sessions

Register your interest for the free drop-in sessions

  • Tuesday, 18 April 2017, Newcastle
  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017, Wallis Lake
  • Thursday, 20 April 2017, Coffs Harbour
  • Friday, 21 April 2017, Clarence River
  • Monday, 24 April 2016, Ulladulla

More information

Want to know about the subsidised share trading market and how it will operate?

Call the Commercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Program Hotline on 1300 726 488.

Need to prepare your business?

Business Connect can provide you with two free independent and confidential advice sessions. Call 1300 134 359 to speak to your local advisor or visit the Business Connect webpage.

Need financial or legal advice?

Grants up to $2,000 are available from the Rural Assistance Authority (RAA). Call 1800 678 593 or visit the RAA website.

Need support for yourself and your family?

The Fisher Care Line is available providing a telephone based coaching session to anyone affected by the Commercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Program. Call (02) 9592 0451 or email to book a session.