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Fishing’s Future

$1m investment in fishing in Tasmania to include free junior licences


Fishing in Tasmania is to receive a $1 million investment from the Government to help fund the future of the industry.

Junior anglers in Tasmania are to receive free inland licences as part of a move to increase fishing participation and improve access and facilities. Measures will also be put in place to maintain and grow partnership and back key management decisions.

Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water, revealed the news on the Australian Gone Fishing Day when he released the Government’s Strategy to Increase Participation in Tasmania’s Inland Recreational Fishery 2021-28.

“Tasmania’s lakes and waterways are enjoyed by thousands of recreational anglers and their families and friends and the Government wants to encourage more Tasmanians to take up angling,” said Barnett. “This strategy builds on our election commitment to invest $1 million over the next four years.”

Fishing is a key industry in the island state, contributing around $90 million to its economy. It has some of the best and most pristine inland waterways in the world.

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