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Amateur Fishermen's Association of the NT Inc. 2013 Annual report



Amateur Fishermen's Association of the NT Inc. 2013 Annual report

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Annual Report 2013


Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory


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6 AFANT will work with the government to ensure a range of other election commitments are delivered including: I would like to acknowledge the significant achievements that have been made in recreational fishing in the Territory during 2012. Construction of a new self-launch boat ramp at Dundee The past year has seen some significant changes and positive outcomes for recreational anglers. Firstly I would like to congratulate the CLP on forming Government and on their policy commitments to recreational fishing. A review of some of our existing ramps with particular consideration of caretaker facilities, security, toilet facilities, access roads and lighting Review the condition of roads to our more popular fishing spots and we will be starting with consideration of an upgrade to Gunn Point Road to improve access to Leaders Creek, the Vernon Islands, Saltwater Arm and the lower Adelaide River AFANT put forward a number of recreational fishing policy positions to both major parties in the lead up to the 2012 election and we welcome the support for these key policies by the CLP government. $1.5million commitment to resume works at the Gove Mud Wharf in Nhulunbuy A number of the important election commitments have already been delivered including: Implement a weather and boating safety education program The closure of Chambers and Finke Bays as well as the areas around Adelaide River, Leaders Creek and the northern part of Fog Bay to commercial barramundi fishing Will trial the use of security cameras at boat ramps Establish a comprehensive safety awareness program The delivery of their commitment on compensation to commercial barramundi fishermen along with the removal of effort for these fishermen through the buy-back of licenses Improvements to VHF radio networks with radio repeaters in areas where most people fish will also be considered to further improve safety on the water The release of the long awaited survey of recreational fishing in the NT 2009-2010 and the recreational fishing development plan 2012-2022. These documents contain important information essential for the management and advocacy of recreational fishing in the Northern Territory Will boost the Fisheries Police Unit and ensure they are equipped to target those who break the law A review of the Fisheries Police Units equipment, including boats Ensure the Daly River becomes a tourism hub and strong contributor to the Territory economy while also conducting long term and comprehensive research and monitoring of the area to ensure it remains ecologically sustainable Start the process for establishment of a Recreational Fishing Ministerial Advisory Council to open up direct communications between fishers and government Oppose permits and payments for fishing Commencement on the commitment of boating infrastructure with funds set aside for the planning and construction of boat ramps, including Dundee and investigating a new access site at Shady Camp Will inform Territorians of any negotiations or agreements with traditional owners Any proposals for a marine protected area must be based on demonstrated need and provide clear benefits