27 Queensland community-based not-for-profit organisations, fishing clubs and incorporated associations have received funding for community fishing projects. The funding will support fishing clinics, research and promote recreational fishing or fish habitat improvement and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community fishing projects. Fisheries Qld
4 commercial fishing groups have received funding. These projects will improve fishery management practice, trial cost-effective independent data validation technologies, provide research into the effectiveness of electronic shark deterrents and develop biomass estimates for important aquarium coral species. Fisheries Qld
The funding has been announced from the Queensland Government‘s Queensland Community Fishing Grants Program and is part of the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy.
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The Queensland Community Fishing Grants Program supports activities and projects that enhance recreational fishing experiences and support traditional fishing.
Queenslanders are keen anglers. Fishing is an integral part of the Queensland lifestyle and is also important for tourism – attracting anglers from around Australia and the world. The Queensland Government also acknowledges the importance of traditional fishing as a significant cultural activity for Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.
The Guideline for Queensland’s Recreational Fishing Grant Program outlines how the annual program operates and how funding is allocated. Please note the guideline has been updated for the 2021-22 financial year.
External funding opportunities in Queensland and across Australia
Several funding opportunities and services exist in Queensland and Australia, which may be suitable for establishing aquaculture facilities. This includes AusIndustry and Advance Queensland programs and funds.
- Advance Queensland programs and funds
- Advance Queensland delivers the Queensland Government’s vision for the future and invests in a stronger Queensland.
Includes programs and funding for entrepreneurs and start-ups and identifying business grants.
- Business Queensland
Includes information about how to find grants and apply for grant funding in Queensland
A service to connect business and investors to information, grants, registrations and support to help businesses succeed in Australia. AusIndustry includes a Grants and programs finder.