Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles
Supporting Recreational Fishing To Boost The Sector And Create Jobs
Victor P Taffa
3 Northern Territory not-for-profit fishing organisations have received funding to hold community fishing events through the Northern Territory Government’s new Recreational Fishing Grants Scheme.
“Territory Government’s historic $50 Million investment in recreational fishing will boost the sector and the industries that support it, which will create jobs for Territorians.” Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles said.
“Recreational Fishing Grants Scheme is promoting the sector through a range of initiatives such as these community events held by Territory fishing organisations.”
Scheme was introduced earlier this year as part of the Northern Territory Government’s $50 Million investment in recreational fishing to boost the sector, create jobs and cement the Territory’s reputation as a world-class fishing destination.
3 Northern Territory not-for-profit fishing organisations who received funding to hold community fishing events are as follows:
- AFANT to hold Gone Fishing Day this Sunday at Darwin Waterfront,
- Darwin Game Fishing Club to run a Junior Fun Day and Clinic,
- Palmerston Game Fishing Club to hold a Junior Angler Clinic and Buddy Boats Day.
“AFANT is thrilled the Northern Territory Government and Darwin Waterfront are supporting our Gone Fishing Day celebrations.” AFANT Executive Officer David Ciaravolo said.
“Gone Fishing Day is the national day to celebrate all the health, lifestyle and economic benefits of recreational fishing.”
Recreational Fishing Grants be used for a range of projects, including fish habitat restoration and the installation of amenities such as fishing shelters, fish cleaning facilities and fishing platforms.
Eligible organisations applied for small grants up to $15,000, or large grants up to $100,000. Applications were assessed by a committee that included representatives from the Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee, which advises the Northern Territory Government on how best to invest the $50 Million, Fisheries NT and others.
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AFANT Amateur Fishermen’s Association NT