ANGLERS URGED TO DROP IN A LINE FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING TRUST FUNDING

ANGLERS URGED TO DROP IN A LINE FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING TRUST FUNDING

Minister for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging the region’s anglers to apply for funding in the latest round of the Recreational Fishing Trust.

 

Thursday, 28 October 2021

 

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today urged the region’s passionate fishers to ‘cast’ their applications for the latest round of Recreational Fishing Trust grants, in the hope of landing funding for projects to promote fishing across the region’s waterways.

 

“Just like catching an elusive Copeton Dam Murray Cod, applying for a Recreational Fishing Trust grants does require work, but when it’s hooked it’s worth it,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“With the grants now open I want to see as many of our local anglers take up this chance to promote a pastime I know they are already very involved in.

 

“The grants cover projects for enhancing recreational fishing, new facilities and access to local spots to wet a line, education including fishing workshops, as well as essential recreational research.

 

“I expect with COVID-19 restrictions relaxing we will see hundreds of keen anglers out on local dams or walking local rivers and streams, and so what better time to be improving access and facilities than now.”

 

Mr Marshall encouraged fishers to get their applications in to the NSW Department of Primary Industries before Friday, 3 December 2021.

 

“Every year, anglers pay their licence fees which are then reinvested back into projects like this, so if you’ve got an idea, please get it in as soon as possible,” he said.

 

“In the last funding round, more than $17 million was distributed across NSW for fishing projects, fish aggregating devices, stockings, offshore artificial reefs, habitat restoration projects, as well as education programs.”

 

Grants are available for both large projects valued at more than $10,000 in funding and small projects involving less than $10,000. Joint saltwater and freshwater projects are also encouraged.

 

Funding guidelines and application forms for the next round of the Recreational Fishing Trusts grants are available at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au

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