Recreational fishing enhancement programs

Project

Partner Organisation

Agency

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

Creating new fishing locations by building more offshore artificial reefs (2018-2020)

Involves implementation of 4 new offshore artificial reefs to maximise benefits and fishing opportunity for recreational fishers.

Subcon Technologies (18/19), Pacific Marine Group (19/20)

Tender administered by NSW DPISW
$2,200,000

SW
$2,200,000

SW
$0

Batemans Bay offshore artificial reef

Involves implementation of a new offshore artificial reef to maximise benefits and fishing opportunity for recreational fishers.

To be determined by tenderTender administered by NSW DPISW
$0

SW
$600,00

SW
$0

Bigger fish for Snowy Lakes

Construct a new hatchery building to augment production of quality trout fingerlings for stocking within the Snowy Mountains region.

 NSW DPIFW
$30,000

FW
$200,000

FW
$0

Dollar for dollar native fish stocking program

To provide funding to match stocking groups in the raising of funds to purchase native fish from private hatcheries to stock into public waterways

Various fishing clubs, councils, community groupsGrants administered by DPIFW $250,000FW
$250,000
FW $250,000

Enhanced Fish Production

To provide additional operational funding at Government fish hatcheries (Narrandera, Jindabyne, Ebor & Port Stephens) to boost fish production / stocking capabilities and enhance recreational fishing opportunities.

 NSW DPIFW $388,919

FW $398,643

FW $408,530

Fisheries Management Officer (inland recreational fisheries)

The role prepares stocking plans, conducting site assessments, analysis of fish stocking data and facilitating hundreds of stocking permits each year as well as correspondence to stocking groups.

 NSW DPIFW $136,717FW
$140,135
FW $143,638

Gaden trout hatchery

To provide operational funding for the Gaden trout hatchery to ensure a continuation in the production and stocking of trout to enhance recreational fishing.

Approx. 40 fishing organisations assist with stockingNSW DPIFW $668,266FW
$684,973
FW $702,097

Boosting our fisheries: stocking NSW estuaries with popular species to enhance recreational fishing opportunities

This marine stocking program involves the breeding and proposed release of dusky flathead, kingfish mulloway, Eastern king prawns and other species along the coast using the world’s best stocking practices to enhance recreational fishing in estuaries.

 NSW DPISW $292,150SW $295,000SW $299,080

Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) – more places for people to fish

Involves assembly and installation of FADs (large buoys) to provide reliable offshore fishing locations where recreational fishers can target a variety of popular pelagic fish over spring, summer and autumn.

 NSW DPISW $248,000SW
$254,000
SW $260,000

Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) – more places for people to fish

Involves assembly and installation of FADs (large buoys) to provide reliable offshore fishing locations where recreational fishers can target a variety of popular pelagic fish over spring, summer and autumn.

 NSW DPISW $248,000SW
$254,000
SW $260,000

Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Co-ordination: Making Reefs and FADs happen

Artificial reefs and fish aggregating devices (FADs) are two of the most popular programs funded by the Recreational Fishing Trusts providing new high quality, fishing locations for anglers. This project coordinates these programs to ensure their timely implementation with great benefits for fishers.

 NSW DPISW $208,500SW
$213,500
SW $219,500

Investigations of nodavirus infection in aquaculture reared Australian bass – dollar for dollar ($ 4 $) hatcheries

Testing of Australian bass and estuary perch produced at marine commercial hatcheries for the purposes of public fish stocking.

 NSW DPIFW
$20,000
FW
$20,000
FW
$20,000

Infrastructure redevelopment at the Narrandera Fisheries Centre

Construction of new ponds to enable an increase in fish production at Narrandera Fisheries Centre providing fish.

 NSW DPIFW $155,400FW
$0
FW
$0

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