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Australia’s fishing trade is a great industry, one we should be proud of and one we should be willing to protect. However, AFTA can only keep protecting and promoting our industry if it is supported by the industry, through support for the tradeshow, through support for other events and through membership.

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Presidents Report AGM 2020

Presidents Report AGM 2020

2019-20 Year in review, AFTA has been busy! Well, what a year it has turned out to be! When I stood up at the Gala dinner in 2019, having just taken up the reigns as the AFTA President and spoke of my vision for AFTA, I could never have imagined the challenges that we...

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AFTA Chair’s Report AGM 2020

AFTA Chair’s Report AGM 2020

'a reason to belong to AFTA' The past 12 months have not been without challenges for our industry at all levels.  As stated in my last Chair’s Report, the “Perfect Storm” of devastating events across Australia has impacted every wholesaler, retailer and media...

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FRDC Report: Identifying the health and well-being benefits of recreational fishing

FRDC Report: Identifying the health and well-being benefits of recreational fishing

“The main reason Australian anglers go fishing, apart from catching dinner, is to relax and unwind. And while it seems logical that there are health benefits associated with recreational fishing, it seems incredible that we do not fully understand the scale and range of the benefits.…… Participants (in the study) indicated that there were several social, physical, mental health and well-being benefits to be gained from recreational fishing, with a particular emphasis on relaxation and stress release. When asked what health and well-being benefits families can gain from recreational fishing there was a significant focus on familial bonding

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Have your say on the proposed Marine Park changes in SA

Have your say on the proposed Marine Park changes in SA

Marine parks in South Australia survey Tell us what you think about the proposed changes to marine parks in South Australia that were announced by the Minister for Environment and Water, the Hon David Speirs MP. Follow this link please:    Marine parks in South...

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