Recreational fishing in Queensland has received further investment in the recently revealed state budget.
As part of the state’s plan to deliver a plan for economic recovery, $1m has been made available in grants to recreational fishing organisations. Queensland’s Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Communities, Mark Furner, said fishing groups could apply for a share of $250,000 per year over the next four years.
“We said we would boost our support for recreational fishing groups by a quarter and this Budget delivers on the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment for the 2020-21 Budget. We will retain that level for a four-year period,” said Furner. “This programme will support activities and projects that enhance sustainable recreational fishing in Queensland.
“It is particularly interested in applications that contribute to the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy target to increase the satisfaction of recreational fishers. Over four years, we’ll be investing $1 million in recreational fishing grants to support learn-to-fish clinics, recreational club activities, restocking and research assistance.”