Fish funds now avail­able

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

Recre­ational angling across NSW is set to re­ceive a boost with the next round of the the NSW Gov­ern­ment’s Recre­ational Fish­ing Trust Grants fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tions now open.

NSW Mem­ber for Al­bury Greg Aplin en­cour­aged lo­cal groups to ap­ply.

‘‘Ev­ery year we see some ter­rific and unique projects — I hope this year we see even more so that we can con­tinue to pro­vide fan­tas­tic fish­ing across the state,” Mr Aplin said.

‘‘Fish­ing is one of our state’s most pop­u­lar recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties, with more than one mil­lion anglers drop­ping a line in each year.

‘‘This year alone we have al­ready al­lo­cated $15 mil­lion into a range of projects and anglers reel in the ben­e­fits ev­ery day.’’

The fund can sup­port ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams and smaller projects like fish­ing plat­forms, fish clean­ing ta­bles, fish­ing work­shops, the DPI FishS­mart app, fish­ing guides and re­search on recre­ational fish­ing.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for fund­ing close on Novem­ber 24. Fund­ing guide­lines and ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au.

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