27th November 2015

The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF), the national organisation representing the interests of Australia’s recreational fishing community has called for proposed talks called by the new federal Minister for fisheries on the fishing operations of the Geelong Star to address the concerns of recreational fishers and the hundreds of coastal communities that support them.

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24th November 2015

GFAA President Doug Sanderson with Conservation Officer Dr. Evan Jones at Parliament House this morning.  Brett Cleary (immediate past President) also attended the event.






9th November 2015

We have just received the news that participation in recreational fishing in Victoria has been estimated at 838,000 people, up from 721,000 in the previous 2009 study.  Recreational fishing is also estimated to generate $7.1 billion in economic activity (including $2.6 billion in direct output) and supports 33,967 full-time jobs in Victoria.

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24th September 2015

From the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation:

The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF) is calling for an urgent meeting with the Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce to address growing concerns over the factory freezer vessel the “Geelong Star” fishing Australia’s small pelagic fishery.  The call follows a crisis meeting in Melbourne of the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF)........

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