FishOnline - FisherMobile

About FishOnline - FisherMobile

FisherMobile is a secure mobile App that has been developed to enable the reporting of commercial fishing activity information by authorised fishers using mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets/iPads.

FisherMobile currently allows authorised fishers to:

  • submit and manage real time fishing activity reports such as pre-fish, pre-land and/or post-land reports
  • access quota balance information (consumable and non-consumable)
  • view your registered ocean prawn trawl (OPT) boat
  • view digital authority information for commercial fishing licences and fishing business endorsements
  • submit catch and effort reports for non-quota and quota based fishing activities (with the exception of lobster)
  • view your FisherMobile activity log
  • submit threatened and protected species reports
  • report lost and found gear reports
  • submit nil returns
  • manage your PIN
  • change current user

A feature of the FisherMobile App is that it has been personalised to retrieve and display information that is relevant to the logged in user. For example, catch and effort reports will only show that individual's relevant fishing businesses and respective endorsements for the selected fishing date, making it user friendly and easy to use. Refer to the user guides and demonstrations to learn more about how FisherMobile works.

FishOnline - FisherMobile registration

In order to use FisherMobile, you will need to register - criteria for registration applies.

FishOnline - FisherMobile Login

Digital Authorities

Digital authorities are available via the FisherMobile app giving commercial fishers the option to have their commercial fishing licence and fishing business endorsements downloaded to their smart phone or tablet instead of being issued plastic cards. (Note: Fishing boat licences are not provided for digitally).

Digital authorities provide you with real time access to your commercial fishing authority information via your smart phone or tablet. If a change is made to available endorsements or if nominations change receiving the revised authorities is immediate - no waiting for plastic cards to arrive.

If you are interested in finding out more about digital authorities refer to the Digital Authorities Information Sheet (PDF, 342.41 KB).

Things you need to know:

To receive your digital authorities fully complete the required application forms and either email to: fishonline.support@dpi.nsw.gov.au or fax to: (02) 9199 8252.

FishOnline - FisherMobile user guides and demonstrations

FisherMobile user guides and video demonstrations have been developed to assist you with using FisherMobile services.

Download the FisherMobile App

Registered users can download the App to their smartphone or iPad/tablet as per the instructions below. Note that you will not be able to logon unless you have registered to use FisherMobile. Refer to the FisherMobile User Guides for instructional material including logging on and using FisherMobile functions. Note: Instructions for downloading the FisherMobile App may vary from device to device as technology evolves. Use the following as a guide only.

Application Access and Home Screen

Fishing Activity Reporting - Multi Species

Fishing Activity Reporting - Sea Urchin & Turban Shells (SUTS)

Fishing Activity Reporting - Abalone

Fishing Activity Reporting - Lobster

Manage Fishing Activity Reports

Catch and Effort

Frequently asked questions and FishOnline - FisherMobile trouble-shooting

You may find this section useful if looking for answers in relation to a list of frequently asked questions or possible errors or problems, and how to fix them.

If you have tried to resolve technical issues and are unable to do so, or if FisherMobile is unavailable, please refer to the Interim Fishing Activity Report and Oral Report Fact sheet below.

Further support

If further support is required on the use of the FisherMobile App, please refer to FishOnline Contacts.

Last updated: 12 Jun 2020