With the important Rockingham By-election coming up, Recfishwest asked the candidates what they had to offer Rockingham’s (and the state’s) Recreational fishing Community.

The three questions RFW asked all candidates were:

  1. Is the Government’s current spending on recreational fishing adequate given the significant social and economic value generated by recreational fishing?
  2. Do you believe the Government’s current allocation of the available and sustainably demersal fish (dhufish and snapper) in the West Coast Bioregion (Kalbarri to Augusta) delivers the optimum return to the WA community?
  3. Why should fishers vote for you? If you are elected as the member for Rockingham what are the priority fishing investments, you will campaign for?

RFW collated the answers we received which can be found by clicking on the following link. https://recfishwest.org.au/rockingham-byelection-candidate-responses-to-recfishwest-questions/

Certainly worth a read, although only applicable for voters in Rockingham, this is an important seat for Recreational Anglers.

WARFFA Is currently working on some advertising around this by-election.

Brian Marshall, Tim Farnell, Ashley Ramm