Hunting and Recreational Fishing Overview

Joint Strike Force Venari

In September 2019 the DPI Game Licensing Unit (GLU) established an MoU with the NSW Police force to combat illegal hunting in NSW.

The MoU is focused on supporting regional communities through increased operational cooperation and intelligence sharing between organisations. The MoU included the creation of Joint Strike Force Venari specifically designed to support joint field operations and operational information sharing.

In conjunction with the ‘Shut the gate on illegal hunting’ program, the DPI GLU continues to detect, deter and disrupt illegal hunting in NSW.

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Fishing Licence Fees at work

Persons over the age of 18 are required to pay a fishing licence fee to fish in NSW waters (some exemptions apply).

All money raised by the NSW Recreational Fishing Licence Fees is placed into the Recreational Fishing Trusts and spent on improving recreational fishing in NSW.

Each year, around $15 million is raised from the sale of recreational fishing licences and re-invested back into projects that benefit recreational fishing.

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