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By Bob Baldwin / August 13, 2019

Discussions on S.A. Government’s proposed Snapper closure & AFTA submission

Discussions on S.A. Government's proposed Snapper closure & AFTA submission For members attending the AFTA Show on the Gold Coast...

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By Bob Baldwin / August 9, 2019

AFTA need your input into SA Snapper Closures

Fishers fear impact of SA Government snapper ban on charter tour operators and regional towns ABC Radio Adelaide Posted Thu...

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By Bob Baldwin / July 21, 2019

New fish aggregation devices (FAD) for the Sunshine & Gold Coasts and Moreton Bay

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries The Honourable Mark Furner Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Fishing initiative not just a...

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By Bob Baldwin / July 8, 2019

Chance for female anglers to attend the AFTA show

Chance for female anglers to attend the AFTA show IF you’re a female who loves fishing and wants to help more...

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By AFTA Board / June 11, 2019

A survey to better understand the way people use their boats and watercraft in NSW

A survey to better understand the way people use their boats and watercraft. You have the chance to help improve...

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By AFTA Board / June 5, 2019

Meet our new Minister, Jonathon Duniam

Meet our new Minister Senator Jonathon Duniam AFTA welcome the appointment of Senator Jonathon Duniam as Assistant Minister for Forestry...

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By Bob Baldwin / May 18, 2019

The Hon. Bob Hawke AC GLC

The Hon. Bob Hawke AC GLC On behalf of the Australia Fishing Trade Association we express our deepest sympathy and...

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By Bob Baldwin / May 13, 2019

2019 Federal Election Policy Summary

2019 Federal Election Policy Summary  The following letter from Colin Tannahill, President AFTA, was sent to ALLPolitical Parties & Independents...

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By Bob Baldwin / May 9, 2019

Shooter, Fishers & Farmers Party Recreational Fishing Policy

Shooter, Fishers & Farmers Party Recreational Fishing Policy Fishing is one of Australia’s most popular recreational activities, with enormous economic,...

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By Bob Baldwin / May 9, 2019

One Nation Recreational Fishing Policy

One Nation Recreational Fishing Policy (extract) One Nation is committed to supporting health and productive Australian fisheries, recreational, commercial and...

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By Bob Baldwin / May 9, 2019

United Australia Party Recreational Fishing Policy

The UAP is committed to ensuring all Australian’s have the opportunity to participate in Recreational Fishing now and into the...

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By Bob Baldwin / April 30, 2019

Coalition Fishing Policy discussion to air on Melbourne TV

Coalition Fishing Policy discussion to air on Melbourne TV Replicating the success of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews in gaining the...

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By Bob Baldwin / April 22, 2019

Letter to ALL Political Parties seeking their policies.

Dear Mr Prime Minister, (Plus sent to 30 others) I write to you in my capacity as President of AFTA....

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By Bob Baldwin / April 10, 2019

Understanding the impact of recreational fishing

Understanding the impact of recreational fishing 5 April 2019 A new survey launched today will help build a better understanding...

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By Bob Baldwin / April 10, 2019

Federal Government responds to independent report into fish deaths

Federal Government responds to independent report into fish deaths 10 April 2019 Independent Assessment of the 2018-19 fish deaths in...

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By Bob Baldwin / April 10, 2019

Advisory council tackles fisheries management issues

Advisory council tackles fisheries management issues 5 April 2019 Representatives from Australia's commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing sectors will meet...

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By Bob Baldwin / March 16, 2019

Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW – Policy Analysis

Recreational Fishing Alliance The RFA is the peak recreational fishing body in NSW. It is a not-for-profit, volunteer organisation supported...

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By Bob Baldwin / March 13, 2019

2019 AFTA NSW Election Policy Analysis (Update)

2019 AFTA NSW Election Policy Analysis Please find attached a summary of all policies concerning Recreational Fishing & Boating in...

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By Bob Baldwin / March 13, 2019

The NSW Coalition 2019 Policy Response for your consideration

The NSW Coalition 2019 Policy Response for your consideration. Dear Mr Tannahill, I write in response to your letter of...

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By Bob Baldwin / March 12, 2019

Policy submission from Shadow Minister Mick Veitch, NSW Labor for your consideration

Policy submission from Shadow Minister Mick Veitch, NSW Labor for your consideration.   The statutory authority is the central plank...

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By Bob Baldwin / March 8, 2019

One Nation NSW Recreational Fishing Policy

The One Nation NSW Recreational Fishing Policy is available at: https://nsw.onenation.org.au/policies/let-fishers-fish/

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By Bob Baldwin / March 8, 2019

NSW Policy for Shooters, Fishers & Farmers Party

NSW Policy for Shooters, Fishers & Farmers Party is available at: https://assets.nationbuilder.com/sfp2015/pages/485/attachments/original/1524461810/Fishing_%28Reviewed%29_150118.pdf?1524461810 The can be contacted directly at:    rborsak@sff.net.au

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By Bob Baldwin / March 7, 2019

Recfishers spend $2.4 billion a year on great fishing experience in WA

Recfishers spend $2.4 billion a year on great fishing experiences Wednesday, 6 March 2019 New report shows WA recreational fishers...

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By Bob Baldwin / March 7, 2019

AUSTRALIAN STATUS REPORT SHOWS STOCKS SUSTAINABLE

AUSTRALIAN STATUS REPORT SHOWS STOCKS SUSTAINABLE Key facts  Majority of Australia’s assessed fish stocks are sustainable. Largest assessment of fish...

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By Bob Baldwin / March 7, 2019

Update on NSW Marine Parks Review

Update on NSW Marine Parks Review. I met with NSW Minister Nial Blair yesterday in Sydney on behalf of AFTA....

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By Bob Baldwin / March 4, 2019

South Australian Vote closes in 14 Days, so please spread the word!!!

Vote now to elect the new South Australian Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council. The Council will advise the Government on...

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By Bob Baldwin / March 1, 2019

Only 17 days left to Vote for South Australian Recreational Fishing Council

Members, please get the message out that there are only 17 days left to vote. If we want a voice,...

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By Bob Baldwin / February 22, 2019

Voting now open for South Australian recreational fishing council

AFTA members Ian Clift,  Brian Wheadon,  Robin Sharp have nominated for 1 of 5 positions available on the South Australian Minister’s...

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By Bob Baldwin / February 22, 2019

AFTA CONGRATULATES STEVE THRELFALL ON VIC GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENT

AFTA Board Member, Steve Threlfall’s strong advocacy for the recreational fishing industry has been acknowledged by the Minister for Fishing...

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By Bob Baldwin / February 20, 2019

Only 31 days until the NSW Election and 87 Days until the expected Federal Election

With only 31 days until the NSW Election and 87 Days until the expected Federal Election, now is the time...

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By Bob Baldwin / February 13, 2019

Great Sandy Marine Park Zoning Plan Opportunities

If you live across the Fraser Coast or travel there to fish then please make comment on the Discussion Paper...

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By Bob Baldwin / February 12, 2019

Action Agenda for Recreational Fishing

Action Agenda for Recreational Fishing Elections are looming in NSW (23rd March 2019) and Federally, (expected to be 18th May...

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By Bob Baldwin / February 11, 2019

AFTA Congratulates Victorian Minister for Fishing and Boating, Jaala Pulford

AFTA congratulates the Andrews Government, and in particular, Minister for Fishing and Boating, Jaala Pulford on its re-election in Victoria....

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By Bob Baldwin / February 11, 2019

Letter from Col Tannahill, President AFTA to ALL NSW Political Party’s

Letter from Col Tannahill, President AFTA, to ALL NSW Political Parties ahead of the NSW election on 23rd March As...

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By AFTA Board / August 29, 2018

Anglers And Industry United In Opposition To Fishing Lockouts

Media Release 29 August 2018 A united response by recreational anglers and the recreational fishing industry has made the ‘No...

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By AFTA Board / August 23, 2018

NSW anglers say ‘Don’t Lock Us Out!’

Media Release 24 August 2018 The Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) and the Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW (RFA) are...

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By dat / August 24, 2017

Australia’s tackle industry supports Government’s marine reserve plans

The Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA), the national organisation representing the suppliers of goods and services to Australia’s 5 million...

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By dat / May 29, 2017

Immediate action needed on European Carp invasion before it’s too late

The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF) today called for the Government to take immediate action to control European carp from...

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By dat / May 29, 2017

Recreational fishers call for greater disclosure on Geelong Star operations

The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF) today called for greater transparency and disclosure of the fishing operations of the Geelong...

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