RECREATIONAL FISHERS TO REEL IN FUNDING

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is urging local anglers and fishing organisations to apply for a share in more than $15 million funding as part of the 2016 NSW Recreational Fishing Trust projects.

Mr Anderson said applications are now open for innovative projects to improve recreational fishing.

“We want to see money reinvested in to the local recreation fishing sector following the sale of recreational license fees.

“These projects are a great opportunity for fishers, clubs and community groups in to get their own fishing project afloat to enhance and improve local facilities or increase fish stocks.”

A wide range of projects have been funded in recent years, including: recreational fishing education workshops, fishing platforms and cleaning tables, artificial reefs, freshwater fish stocking, prawn stocking in estuaries, fish aggregating devices and Fishcare Volunteers.

Applications for funding from the Trust made by individual anglers, fishing clubs and local councils are carefully considered to ensure benefits to recreational fishing are maximised

The NSW Government is proud of its recreational fishing sector, which generates around $1.6 billion to the State’s economy and accounts for more than 14,000 jobs.

Projects that will enhance coastline, inland rivers and dams and lakes will be considered for funding, so make sure you complete an application.

Applications for funding are open until Monday 21 March.

Contributing funding, joint applications and in-kind support or voluntary labour are also encouraged.

For more information on the grants or assistance with applications:

www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/licence-fee/apply-for-funds

or email: recreational.fishingtrust@dpi.nsw.gov.au

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