Recreational Fishing - Applications for large grants closing soon

Organisations wanting to improve their local fishing are encouraged to submit project proposals for the 2010/11 Recreational Fishing Grants Program.

Small grants are available all year round for projects up to $5,000, whilst large grant applications are welcomed until 31 March 2011 for projects between $5,000 and $100,000 in one or more of the following categories:

• Fisheries’ sustainability and habitat improvement
• Fishing access and facilities
• Fisheries-related education, information and training
• Recreational fisheries-related research

The Recreational Fishing Grants Program has funded over 350 projects worth more than $13.7 million, since 2001.

The 2010/11 Recreational Fishing Grants Program is open to fishing clubs, community groups, incorporated bodies, registered companies and government and statutory bodies.

For enquiries about the program call the Secretariat, Recreational Fishing Grants Program on (03) 9658 4779, the DPI Customer Service Centre on 136 186 or visit: www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fishing/fishinggrants.