Reminder to have your say on Recreational Fishing discussion paper

Guy Barnett,Minister for Primary Industries and Water

Tasmanians are reminded to have their say on the future of recreational sea fishing in the State, with public submissions on a discussion paper closing at midnight this Sunday 25 October 2020.

Tasmania has some of the best recreational sea fishing in the world with over 100,000 recreational fishers, and the Government is committed to ensuring a sustainable future for this much-loved part of our way of life.

The paper will help develop the State’s first decade-long Recreational Sea Fishing Strategy, which is being developed in consultation with fishers and the community.

The Strategy aims to identify issues and opportunities and meet future challenges for recreational sea fishing in the State.

The discussion paper was released for public consultation in early September 2020, seeking feedback on a proposed vision, outcomes and strategies for recreational fishing in Tasmania.

The paper incorporates feedback from the ‘For a Better Fishing Future’ survey from Tasmanians who responded in June and July this year.

With your input, it will help us strike the right balance between providing access for today’s fishers and ensure we have fish for future generations.

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