The funds generated from Western Australia’s Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence and other fishing licences, has provided more than $8 million to fund community-driven projects aimed at enhancing recreational fishing.
These projects provide enhancement to WA’s recreational fishing sector and are an example of recreational fishers working together with the state government to ensure recreational fishing licence money provides benefits to the sector.
The funding will be injected into community initiatives such as habitat enhancement, stock enhancement, research and data collection, including the socio-economic benefits of recreational fishing.
Applications which demonstrate the support of local recreational fishers will be given preference while funding will be provided to projects that are beneficial and cost effective to the recreational fishing community.
Two levels of funding are available: