Victoria’s recreational fishers helping protect and improve our valuable fisheries
Monday 23 June, 2014
VRFish, the peak body representing Victoria’s 720,000 recreational fishers, is proud of the work that goes back into protecting and improving our fisheries.
Unless exempt, recreational fishers pay a licence fee that is collected by the State Government and held in a Trust. The funds are disbursed annually on a range of vital projects and services that help ensure high quality fishing experiences now and into the future.
Recreational fishing licence fees are spent on improving fishing access in the form of new fishing infrastructure along our Victorian waterways. Apart from providing additional fishing platforms, the structures also provide for general public access and activities, such as bird watching. More than $2 million of our licence fees are spent on education and enforcement by Fisheries Officers every year. Between 2010-2013 more than $1.8 million of our licence fees was spent on research into mako sharks, snapper, King George whiting, calamari, black bream. This includes world renowned research programs, such as the Angler Diary Program, which collects valuable information that is used by DEPI fishery managers to monitor fish stocks.
VRFish General Manager Dallas D’Silva said the organisation was proud of the partnership approach with Parks Victoria and has a Memorandum of Understanding that underpins a positive and constructive working relationship.
Parks Victoria Chief Executive Dr Bill Jackson said VRFish and Parks Victoria have developed a great working relationship over the years.
“Connecting people and parks is one of the key themes to our long-term strategy – Shaping our Future – and I really look forward to exploring new ideas and ways of working together, helping to get fishers out and about, and promoting the many health benefits of fishing.”
For more information check out the Facebook page or contact VRFish via its website www.vrfish.com.au
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