Fishing licence fee trusts and committees
It is important that the Trusts are accountable to the community for how the money is spent. Recreational fishing trusts are overseen by angler committees. For this reason the income and expenditure from the Trusts are subject to an annual audit by the NSW Auditor-General and regular announcements are made about licence fee expenditure.
To find out more about Trust funding for projects, read the Trust Fund Reports. Trust fund summaries have details on income from licence sales and total expenditure on projects.
- The Advisory Council on Recreational Fishing (ACoRF)
advises the Minister for Primary Industries on recreational fishery issues including maintaining and improving the quality of recreational angling and expenditure from the recreational fishing trusts.
The Recreational Fishing Freshwater Trust Expenditure Committee (RFFTEC)
provides advice on priorities for expenditure from the Recreational Fishing Freshwater Trust Fund.
NSW Recreational Fishing Saltwater Trust Expenditure Committee (RFSTEC)
provides advice on priorities for expenditure from the recreational fishing saltwater trust fund.
The Marine and Estuarine Recreational Charter Management Advisory Committee (MERCMAC)
advises the Minister for Primary Industries on issues relating to the management and administration of the charter fishing sector.