Fishcare Tasmania is a program operated by the Wild Fisheries Management Branch of DPIPWE that educates the community about sustainable recreational fishing practices.
Children are our future fishers and Fishcare has developed activities that encourage children to think responsibly about recreational fishing and their interaction with the marine environment.
Fishcare operates a schools program and fishing clinics suitable for children of all ages with the aim of increasing responsible fishing behaviours in young Tasmanians. We have knowledgeable Fishcare coordinators and volunteers in all regions of the State who are available to deliver in-school presentations to primary and secondary age children.
Many volunteers have completed specialist training at the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre so they can assist teachers to conduct practical classes using the resources of the
Marine Links Kit
. Presentations can be in the classroom or at a suitable local fishing spot.
Fishcare Volunteers have access to resources including fishing gear for students to use and can also distribute Recreational Sea Fishing Guides, rulers, gauges and stickers.
Schools that have enjoyed participating in the Fishcare Schools Program include: (North) Waverley Primary, Launceston Grammar, Glen Dhu Primary, Bridport Primary (North-West and West) Sprent Primary, Strahan Primary, Devonport High, (South) Fahan School, St Bridgits and Princess Street Primary.