Runs on the board

Some of the achievements of the Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW

2000: formed by a coalition of NSW recreational fishing organisations that had different fishing interests but a common desire to have a united voice in the management of recreational fisheries in NSW.
2000 – current: The NSW has produced hundreds of thousands of its “Don’t Put Your Life on the Line” safe fishing DVDs, producing them with volunteer effort by our members and successfully applying for repeat NSW Fishing Trust funding to duplicate and distribute the DVDs to individual fishers, fishing clubs, community groups, schools, fishing clinics and fishing comps.
2000 – current: Members of the RFA executive committee hold positions on a number of advisory committees, including the Fisheries NSW Snowy Lakes Advisory Committee and the Fisheries NSW Trout Allocation Committee.
2008 – current: The RFA has a full time position on the NSW Recreational Fishing Saltwater Trust Committee.
2010 – current: RFA committee member Malcolm Poole delegate to RecFish Australia.
2010 – current: RFA committee member Max Castle appointed to liaise between NSW Advisory Council on Recreational Fishing and RecFish Australia.
2010 – current: RFA committee member Max Castle appointed to NSW Recreational Fishing Saltwater Trust Expenditure Committee.
2014 – current: The RFA maintains a Facebook page with over 1000 followers.
2013 – current: The RFA established a website www.rfansw.com.au.
2013 – current: the RFA established a website of fishing safety information and resources at www.safefishing.com.au.
2014: Successfully trademarked the phrase “Don’t Put Your Life on the Line”.
2014: Secured funding from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts to employ a full time Fishing Safety Officer.
2014 – current: RFA committee member Malcolm Poole RFA delegate to Fish Habitat Partnership.
2014 – current: RFA committee member Malcolm Poole RFA delegate to Fish Habitat Partnership.
2015 – current: The RFA has observer status on the NSW Ministerial Fisheries Advisory Committee until the recreational fishing representative vacancy is filled.
2015: The RFA developed its “6 Rs” strategy document to guide its efforts in coming years.
2015 – 2016: The RFA’s Fishing Safety Officer engaged with community at dozens of public events organised by Fisheries NSW, local councils, CALD communities and recreational fishing clubs.
2016: RFA committee members Stan Konstantaras and Matthew Poulton appointed to Recreational Fishing NSW Advisory Council.
2016: RFA committee member Malcolm Poole RFA delegate to Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation.
2016: RFA leads recreational anglers in ‘Sydney Loves Fishing’ campaign to get better consultation and facilitate more angler responses to Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion Assessment process.

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