Help improve recreational fishing
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DPI calls for fishing grant applications

FISHING and community groups are encouraged to apply for a share of $15 million in NSW Recreational Fishing Trust funding for grants to improve recreational fishing across the state.

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Group Director, Recreational and Indigenous Fisheries, Peter Turnell, said grants are available for both large projects involving more than $10,000 of funding, and smaller projects involving less than $10,000.

"I would encourage individuals and community groups to apply for these grants which improve recreational fishing in NSW for present and future generations,” he said.

"Some of the projects funded already include artificial reefs, fish stocking, fishing workshops, Fishcare Volunteer programs, habitat restoration, and the installation of fish aggregating devices.

The NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts are funded through the sale of recreational fishing licences. Applications are open to anyone, including fishing clubs and organisations, universities, councils, community groups, and individuals. Joint applications are encouraged.

Applications for small and large projects close on March 13, 2017.

Apply online at the DPI website.



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