Recreational Fishing Saltwater Trust Expenditure Committee

The Recreational Fishing Saltwater Trust Expenditure Committee (RFSTEC) gives recreational fishers along the coast an opportunity to have input into how their licence money is spent.

By law, all revenue raised by the new recreational fishing fee is being placed into two Trusts dedicated to recreational fishing - one for saltwater fishing and the other for freshwater fishing.

Together with the Recreational Fishing Freshwater Trust Expenditure Committee (RFFTEC), the saltwater angler committee plays an important role in the management of our fisheries resources. The two angler committees consider expenditure priorities and community proposals for the Trusts.

The new committee is made up of members representing eight regions along the entire NSW coast, and key stakeholders including major recreational fishing groups. The Committee brings together recreational fishers with a wide variety of expertise in the recreational fishing sector.

Recreational Fishing Saltwater Regions


RFSTEC members

Committee Member


Mr Bruce Schumacher AM


Mr Paul Connellan

Region 1 - Qld to Evans Head

Ms Lisa Terry

Region 2 - Evans Head to Woolgoolga

Mr Geoff Shelton

Region 3 - Woolgoolga to Port Macquarie

Mr Karl Attenborough

Region 4- Port Macquarie to Seal Rocks

Mr Michael Aubrey

Region 5 - Seal Rocks to The Entrance

Associate Professor Anna Clark

Region 6 - The Entrance to Wollongong

Ms Ann Garard

Region 7 - Wollongong to Narooma

Mr Micah Adams

Region 8 - Narooma to Vic

Mr Grahame Williams OAM

NSW recreational fishing organisation representative - NSW Game Fishing Association

RFNSW Advisory Council representative

Mr Damian Kerves

NSW recreational fishing organisation representative - Australian Fishing Trade Association

Ms Cassie Price

NSW recreational fishing organisation representative - OzFish Unlimited

Mr Adrian Wayne

NSW recreational fishing organisation representative - Australian Underwater Federation

Mr Peter Turnell

NSW DPI representative - Group Director Recreational & Aboriginal Fisheries

Committee Outcomes

Outcomes of Meeting 58February 2021 PDF, 98.8 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 57October 2020 PDF, 173.6 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 56September 2020 PDF, 255.4 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 55January 2019 PDF, 258.0 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 54December 2018 PDF, 675.8 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 53August 2018 PDF, 101.4 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 52May 2018 PDF, 432.8 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 51December 2017 PDF, 91.1 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 50October 2017 PDF, 202.1 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 49May 2017 PDF, 232.9 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 48 December 2016 PDF, 79.0 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 47November 2016 PDF, 64.5 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 46August 2016 PDF, 103.3 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 45November 2015 PDF, 99.9 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 44August 2015 PDF, 86.7 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 43March 2015 PDF, 220.1 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 42November 2014 PDF, 77.6 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 41June 2014 PDF, 131.8 KB
Outcomes of Meeting 40November 2013 PDF, 168.5 KB