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Happy Retirement

retires after 40 plus years in the recreational fishing industry Brian began his career in the recreational fishing industry at Sportsman’s Centre Springvale in the mid-1970’s...

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AFTA Chair’s Report August 2021

Please stay safe and consider vaccination ASAP AFTA Chairs Report August 2021 COVID-19   The rapid acceleration across the nation of the Delta Corona Virus has had serious...

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Fishability by FishCare Victoria

Fishability by FishCare Victoria

2021 has seen the re-launch of FishAbility by Fishcare Victoria program after a long break from the water! Funded through the Victorian Recreational Fishing License Program, the...

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Gone Fishing Day 2021

Gone Fishing Day 2021

The date for this year’s highly anticipated Gone Fishing Day is Sunday 10th October 2021, coinciding with World Mental Health Day. The Australian Recreational Fishing...

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RFSTEC Issues in NSW

RFSTEC Issues in NSW

NSW Recreational Fishing Saltwater Trust Expenditure Committee   AFTA's NSW Representative Damian Kerves, updates us on a couple of items from the last meeting of the...

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Fisheries Harvest Strategies in NSW

Fisheries Harvest Strategies in NSW

“The recreational fishing industry supports the Government’s plans to work collaboratively with all fishing sectors to design best-practice harvest strategies.

“This approach towards managing more abundant fish stocks is a positive step towards ensuring quality fishing opportunities and experiences for grassroots anglers and their families, which
in turn maintains the significant flow-on benefits for the tackle, charter and regional tourism industries.

“AFTA is very pleased that the NSW Government has recognised the importance of including the recreational fishing industry during the development of these plans. We look forward to playing a constructive role in working with the Government and the other fisheries sectors to maximise the potential of our shared fisheries resources.”
Chair of the Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA), the Hon Bob Baldwin

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