The Recfishwest community grant program is designed to enable community-based groups to undertake projects that provide a benefit to recreational fishing in their local area.
This program directly supports communities to undertake a wide range of projects. To see what was funded through the Recfishwest community grants program in Round 9 click here.
The grants are available to a maximum of $8,000 for each applicant although preference will be given to applications under $5,000. Applications which demonstrate the support of local recreational fishers will rank highly.
This scheme is funded using recreational fishing licence fees through the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund.
Do you have a passion for making a difference in your community?
Do you believe Western Australia should have the best fishing found anywhere in the world?
Do you want to influence fisheries management in WA?
If so, we want to hear from you!
The small but passionate team at Recfishwest believes that WA can offer the best fishing experiences found anywhere in the world, and we’re offering positions on our Next Wave Future Leaders team for driven individuals who are willing to commit to ensuring this vision is reached.
Have a clear vision for the future of fishing in WA
Be between the ages of 18 – 35 years
Be available to volunteer to help with projects and events that seek to achieve this vision
Be able to operate in a team environment
Be able to commit to a two year term on the Next Wave team
Provide an environment for you to help make fishing better in WA, including:
Entry level training in fisheries management, advocacy, community engagement and leadership skills
Personal and professional development opportunities
Opportunities to contribute to fisheries decision making
Building knowledge through exposure to fisheries management and leadership experts
Being part of the NextWave team is challenging, exciting, sometimes confronting, but ultimately extremely rewarding!
Previous participants in this program have gone onto achieve great things in fisheries management. Many now occupy roles in the recreational fishing sector and many future opportunities exist for the right people who are committed to making a difference.
”As a passionate recreational fisher, the Young Future Leadership was an opportunity I couldn’t miss.”
“The course taught me a lot about recreational fishing as well as giving me the background into other sectors such as commercial fishing, aquaculture, government and environmental organisations.”
“I learnt how recreational fisheries are managed around the world and in WA, who makes decisions regarding our fish and what tools are used to ensure future generations can sustainably access the fish we love to catch.”
Personal and professional leadership skill development assisted us in learning how to interpret and utilise the knowledge and skills we learnt to make changes and enhance fishing in WA.
“This course not only taught me valuable information about the fish and hobby I love, but created a great new network of friends and opened a door to a career in recreational fishing.” – Nick Drummond who now works at Triple 8 Abalone Hatchery in Bremer Bay.
Dr Andrew Rowland CEO of Recfishwest says “this program unearths young talent to help further our commitment to protect and develop sustainable, enjoyable and safe fishing for all West Australian’s.”
If you are as passionate about fishing as we are, call Matt at Recfishwest on 9246 3366 to discuss the available positions and application process.