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.
Mr Bruce Schumacher AM
Mr Paul Connellan
Region 1 - Qld to Evans Head
Mr David Faircloth
Region 2 - Evans Head to Woolgoolga
Mr Craig Cameron
Region 3 - Woolgoolga to Port Macquarie
Mr Geoff Shelton
Region 4- Port Macquarie to Seal Rocks
Mr Michael Aubrey
Region 5 - Seal Rocks to The Entrance
Mr Sami Omari
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
Mr Ryan Lungu
NSW recreational fishing organisation representative - OzFish Unlimited
Mr Adrian Wayne
NSW recreational fishing organisation representative - Australian Underwater Federation
Mr Peter Turnell
NSW DPI representative - Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management or nominee