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 Im sure Mr Rowland has a

Tue, 2020-06-30 18:52

 Im sure Mr Rowland has a look on here every now and then. To me it just seems like generic rhetoric coming from Recfish.

If recfishers handed in huge amounts of frames, how would that be interpreted by fisheries? and vice versa if no one handed in frames, how do they intepret that.  What end result would that have for the fisheries in question at the extreme of each scenario? 

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Fishing trip of

Tue, 2020-06-30 20:21

A life time . Probably be last trip ( more bans) . I use to hand in frames/tags ect . Then they fudge figures , through x amount of people who hand them in ,They do a calculation of how many fish get caught overall by all fisherman . False calculations . Then use it against us . Look I could be wrong just my opinion. By all means go for it . I got a few good gifts /shirts of them for handing stuff in years ago.

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Disclosed

Wed, 2020-07-01 08:36

 Do Recfishwest disclose how much of the fishing license revenue they get, out of interest? 

Im sure the govt has to disclose fishing license revenue and its distribution?

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The McGowan Labor government

Wed, 2020-07-01 09:08

The McGowan Labor government has worked hard to fulfil our election commitments to the recreational fishing community. To date we have;

  • |  Ensured 25% of recreational licence fees money goes to the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund;

  • |  Guaranteed 15% of recreational fishing licence money will go to Recfishwest;

  • |  IncreasedfundingtoFishabilityWAby25%;

  •   Allocated funding to upgrade boating facilities

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  • From one of there Reports- Just need to work out dollars. But it's in the millions of Dollars.

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?

Wed, 2020-07-01 10:08

 Do we know how much that is for our bang for buck?

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Recfishwest

Wed, 2020-07-01 09:53

 ...an independent body set up to represent recreational anglers....funded for by the government???

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 Yep scratching my head at

Wed, 2020-07-01 11:15

 Yep scratching my head at that, how can they say they are an independant lobby for fishos when funded by the organisation they question and debate for us. 

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No different to WAFIC, ACWA

Thu, 2020-07-02 15:08

No different to WAFIC, ACWA etc since funding has been linked to fishing revenue there have been some bad outcomes for smaller fishers who don't generate the income. DFWA have been known to use leverage about funding to get a outcome they want. 

But what is the alternative have no representation? I am a member of recfish west, the more members they have the more ammunition you can give them to lobby for our rights. We have been getting a pretty good deal of late extra crays, easier rules to work with, no season etc all so we can get to take our allocated share. 

Can't argue if they make it harder to get dhufish for a while if its in the interests of a longer term better fishery. 

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Cheers Adam that is a really

Wed, 2020-07-01 12:22

Cheers Adam that is a really good point, as it seems to me there has been some behind the scenes handshakes going on and that just backs it up imo.

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 Here's the last Annual

Wed, 2020-07-01 13:25

 Here's the last Annual Report- scroll down a few pages and you will see the Dollars involved.

https://recfishwest.org.au/annual-reports/annual-report-2019.pdf

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Hmm

Wed, 2020-07-01 14:14

So $1,257,300 from Fisheries at 15% of the license fee = $8,382,000 from fishing license revenue annually?

Anyone know what the Recreational Fishing Initiatives fund is that gets $2m a year?  10% more than the peak rec fishing body?

'Ensured 25% of recreational licence fees money goes to the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund'

 

Not that I want to get into the fishing politics game!

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www.fish.wa.gov.au/Fishing-an

Wed, 2020-07-01 19:53

www.fish.wa.gov.au/Fishing-and-Aquaculture/Recreational-Fishing/Supporting-Recreational-Fishing/Pages/default.aspx

  • Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund – used by the Minister for Fisheries to allow the community to apply for grants for projects to improve recreational fishing in Western Australia. Further information about the initiatives fund, including how to apply for small grants and large grants is available from Recfishwest.

    You should apply for one Adam. This site has improved my recreational fishing and I'm sure that of many others.


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Wow, thats serious money. Im

Wed, 2020-07-01 16:13

Wow, thats serious money. Im sure recfishwest would want a bigger slice of that pie and what would they do to try and get it.

 

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Cray bait

Wed, 2020-07-01 17:47

Recycle way to go . Put back from where it comes from . Surveys/frames all bite us fisherman in ass .

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 Thats what i do Johnny , or

Fri, 2020-07-03 11:18

 Thats what i do Johnny , or on the barby. They will just use any info they get to put more restrictions on us.

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If you catch an exeptional fish

Fri, 2020-07-03 11:41

Something huge . And you want to know how old it is good idea .

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 Totally agree Lj. 

Thu, 2020-07-02 12:29

 Totally agree Lj. 

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Tagged sharks

Thu, 2020-07-02 18:50

 Getting away from the politics of Wreckfish, if you catch a shark with a WA fisheries tag in it can you record where you caught it, measure it and cut about a 4-5 inch section of the spine and stick it in a plastic bag and freeze it. Contact shark research and they will organise a way to get it to them. 

The reason for the section of spine is that when caught and tagged, they inject a dye in to the shark before releasing it and it shows as a green ring in a slice off the spine as they grow like the ring of a tree when viewed through a microscope. Do not drop it back over the side to be caught again. Most of those tagged are thickskins [sandbar whalers] easily recognised by the bigger pectoral and dorsal fins