Monday, 23 April 2018
ANGLERS in the Northern Tablelands have a chance to help direct the future trout strategy, thanks to a series of workshops conducted by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), local State MP Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall said the department would be hosting a series of workshops across the state, including in Armidale on Tuesday, 15 May.
“Trout fishing is a popular recreational pastime in our region, with over 30 streams offering a chance to catch this tasty and prized fish,” Mr Marshall said.
“NSW DPI is seeking our community’s input and ideas on the range of issues affecting the recreational trout fishery.
“The workshops will include presentations from the industry, DPI fisheries researchers, fisheries managers and conservation managers.”
Mr Marshall said trout fishing across the Northern Tablelands provided a range of important social, economic and historic values and benefits to the local community.
“Fishing is an important part of our community and I encourage those with an interest in the future of recreational trout fishery to participate in the workshop in May,” Mr Marshall said.
“This will ensure our community’s views are considers in the NSW Trout Strategy.”
The workshops will include breakout and question sessions, providing opportunities for members of the public to ask questions, discuss concerns and raise new ideas relating to their trout fishery.
A workshop will be held on 15 May 2018, from 3.45pm to 8pm, at the Armidale City Bowling Club. Those interested in attending a workshop must register by this Friday, 27 April 2018, at https://goo.gl/forms/jK6otiUaPLj2Ev5G2
“It’s a great opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss current issues and potential management options for the NSW recreational trout fishery,” Mr Marshall said.
For more information on the NSW Trout Strategy, visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/resources/stocking/nsw-trout-strategy