The 2013 AGM will commence at 10:00 AM on Sunday 24th March at the Tracy Village Social & Sports Club, Tambling Tce Lyons.
There will be some important business items to be covered at the meeting including the presentation of AFANT’s 2013 Annual Report, the election of a President, Secretary, and three Committee positions.
Nominations are now called for the vacant Executive and Committee positions listed above. Nomination forms are available HERE or contact the AFANT office on 08 8945 6455 to obtain a form.
Nominations must be received in the AFANT office at least 14 days before the meeting (by Friday 8 February).
More details on the AGM will be provided closer to the date
The Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the NT Inc (AFANT) has today joined with Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries, The Hon. Willem Westra Van Holthe to release a code of angler conduct for the MaryRiver and Chambers and FinkeBays.
“AFANT is committed to ensuring the maximum benefit for the community and recreational anglers is achieved by the removal of commercial barramundi fishing from Chambers and FinkeBays”. Said AFANT President Warren de With today.
“AFANT is working with government to implement a number of positive actions and management strategies to develop and maintain a world class fishing experience in the lower MaryRiver and Chambers and FinkeBays that is ecologically, economically and socially sustainable.”
“One of the key areas addressed in the code of conduct is actions to improve boating safety; central to this is the establishment of a one way boat traffic system for the narrow Tommycut cut-through. This is AFANT’s solution to a well recognised problem.”
“By adopting the voluntary code of conduct, AFANT and NT anglers are showing their commitment to the sustainability of the fishery and to ensuring that the recreational-angling-only areas of the MaryRiver and Chambers and FinkeBays have the opportunity to develop into their full potential as a world class fishery.”
Some of the angler actions contained in the code are:
AFANT encourages all recreational fishers in the NT to support the code of conduct and invites anglers who regularly fish the MaryRiver system or Chambers and Finke Bays to get involved in the tagging and catch and effort data collection.
By implementing the actions in the code, Northern Territory anglers will not just be protecting this important recreational fishery, but will also enhance the safety and experience for others.” Mr de With said. Ends
Media enquiries to Craig Ingram on 8945 6455 or Warren de With on 8972 1589