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Executive Officer

i Nov 21st No Comments by

One of the best jobs in recreational fishing in Australia is about to become available (March 2015). AFANT is the well-recognised and successful peak body representing 40,000 recreational anglers in the Northern Territory. The Executive Officer, working with the AFANT President and Committee, is responsible for all aspects of the association’s activities including its role as an advocate for recreational fishing and its involvement in fishery management.

Applicants will need to demonstrate an ability to deal effectively with government and industry leaders at all levels as well as fishing clubs and grass roots fishers. They will also need exceptional communications skills ranging from complex submission preparation through to direct media activities. AFANT is a not-for-profit association so the position requires strong organisational and priority setting skills and the ability to manage the legislative and reporting requirements of the NT Associations Act.

Detailed knowledge of recreational fishing in the NT and the issues involved in fishery management across recreational, commercial and indigenous fishing sectors is highly desirable and knowledge of the fishing industry in Australia will be an advantage. Knowledge of current natural resource management issues and processes is also desirable.

An attractive remuneration package which includes a vehicle and superannuation will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on skills and experience.

For more information about the role and the organisation or a full job description and selection criteria please contact Craig Ingram on email or phone 08 8945 6455 or 0415 471 600.

Please send your CV with a cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the role to applications close on 18th December 2014.

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Big Horse Creek boat ramp open for fishing action

i Nov 6th No Comments by

The Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the NT (AFANT) has welcomed the improvements to the Big Horse Creek boat ramp on the Victoria River.

“The ramp has been closed for the much needed upgrade but with the works completed ahead of schedule, the ramp has reopened allowing recreational fishers to get out on the water targeting the big silver barramundi the Victoria River is renowned for” said AFANT president Warren de With today.

“The works were designed to address some washouts at the ramp to make it safer for launching and retrieving boats at Big Horse Creek which is the main launching facility on the Victoria River.

Having quality and safe infrastructure for boat launching and retrieving is essential to enable access to key recreational fishing spots like the Victoria River, AFANT is active in talking and working with government to ensure that access at other important sites is improved.

I am sure AFANT members who fish the Victoria River will welcome the important upgrade” said AFANT president Warren de With.