Fish funds now available
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.