The formation of a new advisory body for recreational fishing in South Australia, an election commitment of the State Government, is progressing well.
The Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council will provide feedback and advice to government on recreational fishing development issues and initiatives and big picture policy issues that impact the recreational fishing sector.
The Council will include representatives from FishinSA, Recfish Central, RecFish SA and the SA Fishing Alliance. There will also be other individual members with regional or sector specific expertise, including the inland fishing and retail sectors.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Tim Whetstone, has met with members from the four representative fishing groups regarding the structure and function of the new body.
“For some time there has been a need to improve dialogue and communication between recreational fishers and the South Australian Government, which is what this group aims to achieve,” Minister Whetstone said.
“We are committed to working with South Australia’s diverse and active recreational fishers to improve the fishing experience.”
Recreational fishing groups and the broader community will soon be engaged in consultation regarding the process of formation, structure and function of the new body.