Recfishwest has partnerships with several Government agencies and other organisations to deliver services and projects for the benefit of recreational fishing and the WA community in general.

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Our major supporting partners and the service we provide include:

  • Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (Division of Fisheries)

    Undertaking of professional state-wide community consultation on recreational fishing related matters and delivery of independent expert advice on fisheries management issues.

  • Department of Local Government, sport and Cultural Industries

    Undertaking of activities to promote participation in recreational fishing.

  • Healthway

    Since 1999, Healthway have sponsored our State-wide Recfishwest SunSmart Fishing Clinic Program and Community Fishing Events. With thanks to Healthway, we are able to promote the SunSmart message amongst children and young people, while promoting responsible recreational fishing practices amongst the community.

  • Fisheries Research Development Corporation

    The FRDC’s role is to plan and invest in fisheries research, development and extension (RD&E) activities in Australia. This includes providing leadership and coordination of the monitoring, evaluating and reporting on RD&E activities, facilitating dissemination, extension and commercialisation.

  • Santos

    Recfishwest would like to welcome Australian natural gas company Santos as a new supporting partner of our artificial reef program. Santos are proudly supporting research and development to enhance our marine habitats and community fishing experiences. We thank Santos for also supporting our 2020 Snapper Guardians Program. It’s fantastic to see support for this great initiative and it helps us and the community get more snapper in the water.

  • Shimano

    Shimano are a Supporting Partner of Recfishwest's Smartphone App. As an international brand with trusted quality fishing equipment, Shimano have joined us to help support sustainable fishing in Western Australia. When deciding what to buy for your next fishing trip, think Shimano. Shimano Australia have also become Supporting Partners of our 2020 Community Events.

  • BHP

    BHP are a supporting partner of Recfishwest’s World First citizen science monitoring program – Reef Vision. Their support of our citizen science team monitoring Exmouth’s King Reef (Australia’s First Integrated Artificial Reef) along with additional artificial reef research, is a step towards more artificial reef developments in WA, leading to greater community outcomes and better fishing experiences.

  • Crewsaver

    The Crewsaver brand are world leaders in aquatic safety technology, especially lifejacket design. Crewsaver are proud supporters of Recfishwest's Fish and Survive Program through the Statewide Free Lifejacket Loan Scheme.

  • Alcoa

    Alcoa are supporting partners of Recfishwest’s Troutfest program. Alcoa’s support of Troutfest allows us to enhance the freshwater fishing experiences for people who attend this marquee event.

  • Hooked Gear

    Hooked Gear are proud Supporting Partners of Recfishwest's Community Fishing Clinic Program. Hooked Gear's motto is ''Catch More Fish, Catch Less Sun and Have More Fun'' - we couldn't agree more!

  • International Game Fishing Association

    It is with great pleasure we welcome the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) as partners of our SunSmart Fishing Clinic Program. The IGFA is a nonprofit organisation committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices, through science, education, record keeping and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling. Recfishwest’s alignment to the IGFA’s philosophies will help build the next generation of ethical and conservation-minded anglers as they learn the basics of fishing, the importance of ethical angling and environmental stewardship through our State-wide fishing clinic program and the IGFA’s Passports to Fishing program. For more information on the IGFA visit:

Membership of the Fishing Associations Working Group: