Applications for Better Fishing Grants - Round 2 are open from 9 March 2022.
Applications for small grants close on 28 February 2023 and Expressions of Interest for large grants must be submitted by 1 October 2022.
Under the $2 million Investing in Improved Facilities for Recreational Fishers and Local Communities Commitment, the Tasmanian Government will continue to provide grants to make recreational sea fishing more accessible to Tasmanians.
Grants of up to $150,000 are available for facilities that improve recreational sea fishing opportunities in Tasmania.
Funding for both large projects (up to $150,000) and small projects (up to $15,000) is available.
These may include installing or upgrading:
- pontoons, jetties or other structures for recreational fishing;
- fish cleaning tables, bins, tables, shelters and lighting;
- toilets near fishing facilities;
- paths, steps, walkways or other access routes to fishing locations; and
- other facilities directly associated with recreational shore-based fishing.
Small grants: - Incorporated not-for-profit organisations (including community groups and fishing clubs) municipal councils and other land managers are eligible to apply.
Grant Recipients: Round 1
Five community projects have received funding through the first round of the Better Fishing Grants with a combined total of $30,500. The funded projects aim to improve the accessibility of recreational sea fishing to Tasmanians.
|George Town Council||Installing a fish cleaning table and tackle bin at York Cove||$10,000|
|Reclink||Fishing tackle for the Reclink Fishing Program||$3,485|
|Naracoopa Progress Assn.||Light and fish cleaning facilities at Naracoopa Jetty||$3,800|
|Swansea Primary School||Equipment for the Sustainable Fishing Program||$4,586|
|Tuna Club of Tasmania||A single channel base to improve communications for fishers||$9,000|