Grants available to enhance recreational fishing

RECREATIONAL FISHING –

Applications are now open for Recreational Fishing Trust grants across NSW.

Following a record number of grants funded in the last round, including one from the Central Coast, the NSW Government is now calling on applications for projects to commence in 2022 to improve and promote recreational fishing in local areas.

Minister for Agriculture, Adam Marshall, said: “This is your licence fees at work, so if you’ve got an idea then please get your application in and take advantage of this available funding.

“This can include projects for enhancing recreational fishing, new fishing facilities and access to local fishing spots, education including fishing workshops, as well as essential recreation fishing research.

“These fantastic projects will bolster the recreational fishing industry, which already does so much for the state, including pumping $3.4B into our economy each year.”

In the latest round of funding, Chain Valley Bay Progress Association submitted an application that was approved to supply and install an intelligent solar floodlight adjacent to the boat ramp, and a fish cleaning table at Joshua Porter Reserve.

This project was allocated $7,810.

Applications are open via NSW Department of Primary Industries until December 3.

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

“Each year we put out the call for applications and every year we see unique, positive projects and I expect this year to be no different,” Marshall said.

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

Harry Mulholland

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