Fishing
Community, Environmental

Recreation Fishing Grants

Funder:  NSW – Primary Industries

Grant Background: All money raised by the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee is placed into the Recreational Fishing Trusts and spent on improving recreational fishing in NSW. Two committees made up of recreational fishers – one for saltwater and one for freshwater – make recommendations on funding priorities. In the past, the Trusts have provided funding to a wide range of projects including:

  • Recreational fishing enhancement- fish aggregating devices, artificial reefs and fish stocking
  • Fishing  facilities and access- fishing platforms, fish cleaning tables, enhancing access
  • Fishing education- fishing workshops, Fishcare volunteers, schools education
  • Aquatic habitat rehabilitation- community grants to remove barriers to fish migration, replanting & protecting river bank vegetation, restoring water flows etc.
  • Research on fish and recreational fishing- fishing surveys, biology of popular recreational species, angler catch projects
  • Enforcement of fishing rules- Fisheries officers
  • Gone Fishing NSW Day fishing club grants

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