Have your say on Victorian fisheries

TROUT RELEASE: Almost 30,000 trout will be released at the Eildon Pondage. Pictured is local fisherman Graham Godber at the last release.

FISHERIES Victoria is seeking recreational fishers who want to help decide how licence fees are spent.

Currently, all the money raised from fishing licence sales goes back directly to improving recreational fishing in Victoria, such as fish stocking, habitat improvement, better access and healthier rivers and bays.

Fisheries Victoria executive director, Travis Dowling, said the Recreational Fishing Grants Working Group consisted of eight recreational fishers appointed for a three year term, who collectively bring together a range of fishing knowledge and experience from across the state.

“These volunteers review and prioritise project submissions from angling clubs, community groups, councils and government agencies,” Mr Dowling said.

“They do a fantastic job and have proven that recreational fishers are passionate about protecting and growing Victoria’s amazing fisheries.

“We are looking for grass roots anglers to provide advice on the best projects that will lead to even better freshwater and saltwater fisheries in this state.”

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