Volunteers needed for Fishing Grants Working Group

KEEN Victorian anglers who want to play a role in building great recreational fishing opportunities in their state are being called upon by Fisheries Victoria to join the Recreational Fishing Grants Working Group.

The group will provide grass roots advice to government on how best to spend recreational fishing licence funds in Victoria.

The working group is made up of eight recreational fishers appointed for a three year term, who bring together a range of fishing knowledge and experience from across the state.

The group includes one person nominated by VRFish and one person representing the recreational fishing businesses that support the multi-million dollar industry.

Licence fees are spent on delivering better fishing opportunities for recreational fishers through fish stocking, improving fish habitat, providing better access to popular fishing locations and undertaking research on popular fish species.

The opportunity to join this group is open to all Victorian recreational fishers who have a passion for fishing and are interested in helping Fisheries Victoria continue its important work of improving fishing opportunities.

The group will have a broad collective knowledge and experience of Victorian recreational fishing to help them assess applications for funding from angling clubs, community groups, councils and other government agencies.

Nominations close on Tuesday 31 July 2012. For more information or to nominate, contact Robin Billen from Horton International on 9650 2555 or email billen@horton-intl.com.au

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