Member for Albury Justin Clancy encourages anglers to apply for $20 million in funding through Recreational Fishing Trust grants to help fund projects in the Albury Electorate to improve and promote recreational fishing.
Mr Clancy said that the funding could be used for new facilities, more fish stocking, research, and education programs.
“Every year the NSW Government gets a fantastic array of applications to fund projects that will further the recreational fishing industry, and I have no doubt this round will be the same,” Mr Clancy said.
“Fishers pay their licence fees and every single cent of that goes back into the sector, and this $20 million through Recreational Fishing Trust grants is just another example of that.
“Today I am putting the call out for the Albury Electorate’s keen anglers to put in their applications for any ideas they have in mind which will build great new facilities, improve a fishing habitat, or put more into research.”
The next round of funding, which closes on 30th October is open to all in the recreational fishing industry, including clubs and organisations, community groups, and councils.
“If you’ve got an idea that will support fish habitats and recreational fishing in the Albury region then please, I urge you to get your application in,” Mr Clancy said.
“More than one million anglers take to our waterways annually, so it’s important we give them the tools to do what they love.”
Funding guidelines and application forms are available at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au. Grant ideas can also be discussed by contacting DPI Fisheries on (02) 4916 3835 or by emailing email@example.com.