WA DoT confirms waiver details for commercial pen and mooring holders

As part of the WA State Government’s financial assistance package for the seafood industry, the Department of Transport (DoT) is waiving pen and mooring fees for its existing commercial fishing and tourism charter vessel customers at its boat harbours, marinas and mooring control areas, for a 12-month period.

Under the agreement, fees will be waived from the next payment period. As an example, for an annual fee paid in September 2019, the anniversary date will be September 2020 when the waiver will be applied. Your next due date for payment of your annual fee will be September 2021.

Unfortunately, refunds are not available for customers who have already paid their annual pen or mooring fees for this year. This will be held on credit for your 2021 payment.

Vessel accommodation fees will be waived for commercial fishing and tourism charter customers.

This assistance package is specifically for DoT clients. The Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) said it is writing to minister for ports seeking support for commercial fishers accessing facilities in port authority-managed locations across the state.


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