"Clean Up Your Fishing Spot" initiative kicks off

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POPULAR fishing spots at Lake Illawarra, Sydney’s Walsh Bay, Chaffey Dam and Stockton Beach have been given a clean-up by DPI’s Fishcare teams.

Fishcare Volunteers and NSW DPI staffers recently conducted cleans ups and advisory days at all four locations. As well as general rubbish, they collected and disposed of a range of fishing-related litter including old line, bait bags and lure packs.

Fishing-related litter left behind by a minority of irresponsible anglers can be a really bad look for the recreational fishing sector. DPI's "Fish For Life - Clean Up Your Fishing Spot" events are designed to help reduce litter at key fishing locations, inspire more anglers to “do the right thing” and show the general public that the recreational fishing sector can be part of the solution to the wider marine litter problem.

DPI is currently planning more clean-ups at other fishing locations around the State. If you’ve got any ideas on spots which could do with a spruce up, or would like to get involved in helping out, please email fisheries.info@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

DPI says it will be working closely with the Australian Fishing Trade Association and local tackle shops to spread the word about the clean up events.

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