Nominations are now open for the new Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said he hoped every South Australian who loves recreational fishing would consider nominating for the Council.
"This is a unique chance to get involved and nominate to be on the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council to represent South Australia’s recreational fishers," said Minister Whetstone.
"I’ve already received nominations from each of FishinSA, RecFish SA, and the South Australian Fishing Alliance.
"Now is the chance for individuals to put their hand up. There are places on the Council for five individual members with expertise in recreational fishing, including at least one female member, one inland fisher and one person representing tackle shops.
"We need a diversity of voices on the Council, so I really encourage everyone who fishes to consider nominating.
"Consultation with recreational fishers earlier this year showed overwhelming support for the creation of this new representative body.
"Now’s your chance to put your hand up and nominate yourself to be on the Council.
"From 17 December until 11 February, nominations are open on the YourSAy website – www.yourSAy.sa.gov.au/fishing
"The whole nominations process, and the voting that will follow in February and March, will run online through the YourSAy website.
"If you don’t have a computer at home, I encourage you to visit your local library, or if you are near Kingscote, Mt Gambier or Port Lincoln you can access the touch-screen public computers available in the Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) offices.
"When you nominate, you have the chance to describe yourself to voters, including where you fish, relevant knowledge and experience, and a ‘pitch’ to explain why you are suitable to be on the Council. Loading up a recent photograph of yourself is also part of the process.
"On the nominations webpage is a downloadable Candidates Handbook - anyone nominating should read that to check they are eligible, and to guide their nomination."
To nominate and for more information visit www.yourSAy.sa.gov.au/fishing