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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

Page content

3 I firmly believe that as a vibrant, sustainable, family oriented and environmentally friendly sector, worth $100M a year; recreational fishing has a lot to bring to the table! As a sector we must invest considerable effort into developing mutually beneficial opportunities and partnerships. Of course as always, if it was easy, it would be done already! However, we have all the necessary ingredients and should remain positive about a bright future filled with world class fishing experiences. Finally, please remember that AFANT is YOUR organization and our strength comes from our diverse and vibrant community. So don't hesitate to get in touch with us, and please share our newsletters with your fishing friends and family, so that they can see what AFANT do, and get involved too! Until next time... A WIN for rec fishers: Nightcliff ramp and jetty hours unchanged The Darwin Council decided to reject a proposal to close the Nightcliff jetty and boat ramp car park 2 hours earlier at 9 PM each night. AFANT raised awareness of the proposal on radio, social media and through a feature story in our e-News. Fishers were encouraged to participate in the Council consultation process and AFANT launched our own survey on the issue. The AFANT survey had 149 individual responses. Of this sample 73% were ramp users and 50% jetty users. 96% were against the proposal to close the car park 2 hours earlier at 9pm. Our consultation also revealed a high level of dissatisfaction with the current open time arrangements (closed from 11pm 4am) and the availability of parks for boat trailers especially, as trailer parks are often used by other vehicles not using the ramp. AFANT provided a full written submission, supported by the survey results opposing the proposal (READ IT HERE) and our EO met with Council staff to discuss the fishing community's concerns. We were therefore very pleased that the Council heard the views of fishers and broader community, and rejected the proposal to further restrict car park access. A big thanks to all of you who took the time to contribute to the survey and helped us ensure a win for all the users of the Nightcliff public facilities!


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