New plan for recreational fishing


A NEW strategic plan for the state’s recreational fishing industry has outlined a range of local benefits, including the ability to apply for grants and receiving further input from regional fishers.
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RecFish SA executive member and spokesperson David Ciaravolo said part of the $3.25 million funding allocation over three years would be used specifically for small grants.

He said councils and incorporated community groups could apply for the grants of up to $25,000 to benefit local recreational fishing communities on Eyre Peninsula.

Grants will be provided to communities for projects such as fishing platforms, fish cleaning tables and fish stocking.

Mr Ciaravolo said the decision to allow fishing in the Tod Reservoir that was made last year could be an opportunity for a fish stocking grant.

The strategic plan will also look in to providing free affiliate memberships to the recreational fisheries committee to help individuals access important information directly.

He said as well as providing information to more communities the group has made a commitment to regular surveys with the regions included in those surveys.

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