Recreational Fishing NSW Advisory Council

The Recreational Fishing NSW Advisory Council (RFNSW) has been established to provide advice to the Minister for Primary Industries on key recreational fishing issues in NSW.

The Advisory Council is based around a modern representative model, ensuring the views of regional fishers from right across the State are communicated. RFNSW includes representation from eight regional areas, two members with expertise in spearfishing and charter boat fishing and other representatives that significantly benefit the function of the Advisory Council.

For more information about the Council or to send a message:

Email: rfnsw.enquiries@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Call: (02) 4424 7403

RFNSW Council Member Profiles

Independent Chair

Professor Johann Bell

Professor Johann Bell is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong with a keen interest in both freshwater and marine recreational fishing. Professor Bell’s recent activities include assessing the role that fisheries play in the food security of Pacific Island people and examining the effects of climate change on tropical Pacific fisheries and aquaculture.

Region 1 - Mid & Far North Coast

Vacant

Region 2 - Lower North Coast

Vacant

Region 3 - Sydney & Central Coast

Vacant

Region 4 - Illawarra

Vacant

Region 5 - South Coast

Vacant

Region 6 - North West Inland

Vacant

Region 7 - South West Inland

Vacant

Region 8 - Central & Southern Tablelands

Vacant

Charter Boat Fishing

Vacant

Spear Fishing

Vacant

Nominee of Secretary

Vacant

Regions map

RFNSW regions map

Outcomes of RFNSW meetings