Applicationswill open tomorrow for the $1 million NT Recreational Fishing Grants Scheme,which is designed to create new recreational fishing opportunities across theTerritory.
Grantsof up to $100,000 are available for Territory-based, not-for-profitorganisations to implement projects that will help grow and supportrecreational fishing in the NT.
The scheme is part of the Governments $50 million investment inrecreational fishing, which is supporting the growth of the sector to createjobs.
Potentialprojects that could be eligible for funding include:
Infrastructuresuch as fishing camps, shelters and amenities that will encourage greateraccess to new recreational fishing opportunities
Fishingplatforms, shelters, seats and structures at land-based fishing locations andboat ramps
Fishcleaning and wash-down facilities
Best-practicerecreational fishing education programs
Capacitybuilding programs such as fish tagging and research
Fishingfamily days, clinics, and events
In 2018 the Amateur Fishermens Association of theNorthern Territory successfully applied for three grants, which helped open upaccess to a new fishing spot near Katherine.
Other successful applicants last year includedDarwin Game Fishing Club, Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club, PalmerstonGame Fishing Club and Rapid Creek Landcare Group Inc.