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Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

Details:

Title

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

Other title

AFANT newsletter

Creator

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory

Collection

Amateur Fisherman's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Amateur Fisherman's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

Date

2017-04-01

Location

Palmerston

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Fishing; Boats and boating; Periodicals

Publisher name

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

Amateur Fisherman's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

Volume

Newsletter, 1 April 2017

Previously known as

AFANT In-depth newsletter; Indepth : the official newsletter of the Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory (AFANT)

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory.

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/267065

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445218

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2 An update from our EO Hello folks, I hope that like me, you are enjoying the perfect weather and some great fishing too! It's good to see so many fisho's out and about, making the most of the wonderful pelagic and mixed bag fishing on offer! I know you'd rather be out fishing, so thanks for taking a moment to catch up with the AFANT News! The AFANT team have been hard at work making sure that the interests of recreational fishers are being represented at all levels. While many fishers may initially think of representation in political terms, much of the really important and effective work we do, is through formal participation in management, research and planning. There is simply no substitute for informed participation in fisheries management processes and you can be sure that AFANT has your back when it comes to making expert contributions, and helping to shape a bright fishing future. I am pleased to say that there has been some real progress on the Mud Crab Fishery Harvest Strategy, which has seen stakeholders and managers work towards a more robust structure of long term sustainability in the fishery. I am also pleased that AFANT and the Seafood Council were able to agree to extend the MoU which ensures that there will be no commercial crabbing effort in Shoal Bay for a further 12 months. This will allow time for the MAC to formally work though the resource sharing framework with respect to crabbing in the area. As we look to the future, it is hard to imagine anything more important than maintaining a healthy coastline and marine environment. It was therefore exciting to participate with other stakeholders in a two-day workshop to kick off the planning process for a Coastal and Marine Management Strategy for the NT. The strategy aims to provide a framework to support sustainable development of the NT's coast. While this is a huge task, I was heartened by the enthusiasm to protect our unique natural assets, while fostering growth, industry and jobs. It goes without saying that access to our wonderful coastline is of critical importance to all recreational fishers. Many of the top quality recreational fishing experiences enjoyed by Territorians and visitors alike, involves travel to regional and remote areas, often on the lands and waters of Traditional Owners. With almost 85% of the NT coastline and the inter-tidal zone owned by Aboriginal custodians, it is essential that recreational fishers participate meaningfully in negotiations around access to Aboriginal owned Sea Country. Throughout this year AFANT has been participating in the Sea Country Negotiating Committee with the NLC and other stakeholders including the Territory Government.