Fishcare is one of the flagship programs of the Recreational Fishing Trusts and uses a network of six dedicated education officers and 180 motivated Fishcare volunteers across NSW to provide face-to-face and hands-on education to anglers on the ground and promote responsible and sustainable fishing. Fishcare also plays a key role in the Get Hooked…it’s Fun to Fish and fishing workshop programs. The mission is to educate fishers and encourage fishing stewards that champion responsible fishing and a sustainable, secure fishing future.
- 350 events undertaken, which involved 11,000 people
- 5,000 families participated in Come Fish with Us events, supported by Fishcare volunteers
- Distribution of Clean for Life kits to Fishcare litter legends who spent 47 days cleaning up popular local fishing spots
- purchase of two new education trailers, to help promote the program.