Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council

The formation of the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council is an election commitment of the State Government.

The Council directly engages with the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development on recreational fishing issues.

It provides feedback and advice to government on recreational fishing development issues and initiatives and policy issues that impact the recreational fishing sector

Following close consultation with PIRSA in reviewing the Fisheries Management Act 2007, the Council is now developing the Recreational Fishing strategy for South Australia and the accompanying Engagement and communication strategy.

Members of the Council have also begun working directly with a large number of Working Groups and Management Advisory Committees as sitting members or primary advisors. In addition, the Council has joined large focus national discussions ranging from habitat restoration to fishing-related education to assist in advising the Minister on behalf of the South Australian recreational community.

Creation of the Council

The Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development sought the views of recreational fishers in South Australia on the formation, structure and function of the new Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council through a three-week consultation process. This consultation ran from 31 August 2018 until 21 September 2018.

Consultation with recreational fishers showed overwhelming support for the creation of this new representative body.

South Australia’s recreational fishers were able to nominate to become members of the new Minister’s Recreational Fishing Council between 17 December 2018 and 11 February 2019.

Thank you to those who contributed their feedback. We received 225 completed responses to the consultation survey. All respondents gave permission for their responses to be published online. www.yourSAy.sa.gov.au/fishing

Council meeting communiqués

Submissions made by the Council

Contact

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Media releases

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