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Tamworth Fish Talks forum looks to hook locals on sustainable fishing practices

OzFish Unlimited 2 mins read
Tamworth Fish Talks is on this Saturday.

OzFish and Landcare Australia are looking to get more community members in the north of NSW hooked on habitat restoration  at this Saturday’s Tamworth Fish Talks.  

The free community event hosted by Australia’s recreational fishing charity OzFish Unlimited alongside Landcare Australia is aiming to educate and inspire local anglers  to participate in restoration efforts.   

The event offers an opportunity for local anglers to delve into the scientific research underpinning the fish they cherish while picking up invaluable tips for their fishing expeditions. 

Local fishers play a major role in looking after their waterways, however a lack of knowledge and lack of recognition of opportunity can be a hurdle.  

The idea of this forum is to help overcome these knowledge barriers and build capacity among the recreational fishing community and anyone interested in improving the health of local waterways. 

The forum will be held in Tamworth, with 30-minute presentations from some of the Murray-Darling Basin’s leading fishery managers and river restoration practitioners.  

Keynote speakers are:
Cassie Price (OzFish Unlimited Director of Habitats),
Daryl Albertson (NSW Office of Environment & Heritage Senior Wetlands and Rivers Conservation Officer),
Greg Ringwood (Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder - Northern Basin Delivery Section),
Harry Davey (OzFish Unlimited Project Officer), and
Evan Knoll (Senior Fisheries Manager – Fish Passage). 

This event will also act as a Yabby Trap Round-Up drop off event where anglers can exchange their old opera house style yabby traps in exchange for an Australian-made hard-body lure.  

All nets swapped will be recycled and repurposed into new gear  with proceeds used to further support habitat restoration.  

For more information, visit: https://ozfish.org.au/projects/yabby-trap-round-up/ 

Registration is essential for the Tamworth Fish Talks: https://ozfish.org.au/event/tamworth-fish-talks-nsw-oct-2023/ 

Venue: Acacia Functions Centre, Hillvue, NSW 

Date: Saturday 14 October 

Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm  

It is a free community event for all ages and there will be catering provided and drinks available at bar prices.   

The event has been funded by Landcare Australia through the Murray-Darling Healthy Rivers Program, the Australian Government through the CRC Program and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing, and supported by the NSW Government, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. 

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The Yabby Trap Round Up project is made possible by TierraMar, through its Ghostnets Australia program, in collaboration with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and OzFish Unlimited.  

 

If you would like to know more about the project or get involved become a member of OzFish online at www.ozfish.org.au or contact 1800 431 308.


About us:

About OzFish

 

OzFish Unlimited is a national environmental conservation charity established to improve the health of our rivers, lakes and estuaries. It is a member-based organisation dedicated to make our fishing grounds healthy, vibrant and more productive. Their active work includes; habitat restoration such as resnagging, riverbank planting, clean-ups, fishways, shellfish reefs and educational and community capacity building programs.


Contact details:

If you would like further information about this event, please contact OzFish Unlimited communications manager Paul Suttor

0421 491 229 | paulsuttor@ozfish.org.au

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