Fishwise Funds Planning and Expenditure
Revenue from the sale of sea fishing licences supports the Fishwise Fund. This pays for the management of recreational fishing including licensing and provides funds for programs that support recreational fishing activities including:
- Communication - fisheries education such as the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide, rulers, gauges and advertising.
Fishcare - promotes community involvement in fishing, better fishing practices and protecting fish resources.
- Resource sustainability - funds scheduled recreational fishing surveys and other research.
Fishwise Community Grants - funded the peak fishing body TARFish until June 2017. When there are sufficient funds, the fund may open to applications from individuals, organisations and community groups to fund projects which improve the management of recreational sea fisheries and provide community education on recreational fishing issues.
2015-16 Recreational Fisheries Fishwise Funds Reports
Recreational Fisheries and Fishwise Report 2015-16 (1Mb)