South Australian recreational fishers have the chance to get involved in the creation of the new Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council.
Nominations will open on Monday 17 December for fishers interested in being on the new council, with voting for candidates commencing on 18 February next year.
Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone said this was an exciting opportunity for South Australia’s community of recreational fishers.
“We have a strong community of recreational fishers in South Australia and I know how passionate they are about fishing,” said Minister Whetstone.
“The creation of the new Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council is an election commitment of which the fishing community is very supportive”.
“Whether you take a boat out, fish off the beach or jetty, or throw a line in the Murray or a reservoir, I encourage every fisher to consider putting their hand up for one of the five positions available on the Council”.
“We want a diversity of voices to provide feedback and advice to government on recreational fishing issues.”
The Council will consist of eight members: one member from each of Recfish SA, FishinSA and the South Australian Fishing Alliance, and five individuals directly elected by the South Australian recreational fishing community.
Minister Whetstone stated that to nominate, vote or sign up for updates people can go online to the You Say website.