Recreational Fishing Saltwater Trust Expenditure Committee

Expression of interest: vacancies on RFSTEC and RFFTEC 
Expressions of Interest are sought for upcoming vacancies on the Recreational Fishing Saltwater Trust Expenditure Committee (RFSTEC) and the Recreational Fishing Freshwater Trust Expenditure Committee (RFFTEC). The primary role of RFSTEC and RFFTEC is to review applications for funding from the Recreational Fishing Trusts and provide advice to the Recreational Fishing NSW Advisory Council. Members are paid a sitting fee, travel and accommodation expenses and are appointed for terms of up to three years.
For more information click here or contact the Trust Executive Officer at recreational.fishingtrust@dpi.nsw.gov.au or (02) 6691 9675. Closing date for applications is 18 November 2022.

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 Map

RFSTEC members

Committee Member

Representation

Mr Bruce Schumacher AM

Chair

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