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Recfishing Research Bursary Program — National Recreational Fishing Conference December 2019


As the Northern Territory Recreational Fishing Peak Body, AFANT have been invited by Recfishing Research (FRDC) to put forward 2 candidates to be considered for a bursary to attend the National Recreational Fishing Conference in Hobart this December.

AFANT sees this a a great opportunity to broaden and further enhance the capacity of our thriving recreational fishing community and we are inviting NT recreational fishers with current and future leadership aspirations to come forward to be considered. AFANT’s CEO and two of our current Committee Members have been past participants in Recfishing Research’s bursary/leadership programs, so we know just how rewarding and inspiring such opportunities can be!

The Conference is hosted by Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation and has the theme “Our Fishing. Our Research. Our Recreational Future”.  The event will be held in Hobart, Tasmania over the 10th and 11th of December. Recfishing Research is aiming to send 2 representatives from each state in Australia to the conference.

Each applicant must forward an application that answers the following:

  • Why he/she wishes to attend this specific conference (max 1 paragraph);
  • What does he/she intend to do for the recreational fishing community once you return from the conference? (max 1 paragraph);
  • A summary of his/her involvement in the recreational fishing community to date (max 1 paragraph)

Applicants will be selected based on:

  • How well their goals/intentions match the conference theme
  • The clarity of their plans/intentions once they return from the conference
  • Their willingness to contribute to the recreational fishing community

In providing endorsements, in addition to the above AFANT will pay attention to:

  • Current links to AFANT and our member/partner clubs/organisations
  • Interest of the candidate to become involved with AFANT or our programs (eg. tagging, fish habitat) in the future
  • Potential benefits to NT recreational fishing from your participation

Applications must be sent to: by 5pm, Wednesday 13th of November, 2019.

The bursary will cover the following:

  • A half-day introductory workshop on the 9th of December so you can meet other bursary recipient and Recfishing Research committee members;
  • Full access to conference events including the gala dinner;
  • Networking opportunities with leaders in the recreational fishing community, AFANT’s CEO will also be attending the Conference;
  • A half-day closing workshop on the 12th of December to share lessons learned and future plans;
  • Travel to and from the conference (including lay-overs that might be necessary)
  • Accommodation for three nights (9th, 10th and 11th of December)

Bursary recipients will need to cover the following at their own expense:

  • Personal meals not catered by the event
  • Incidental costs (e.g. toiletries etc.)
  • Travel costs not directly linked to the conference or workshops
  • Any accommodation outside the above-stated dates or lay-overs

For more information about the event, please visit

Please note candidates can apply directly to Recfishing Research by Nov 15 however it will not be possible to secure AFANT’s endorsement when appling directly so we encourage you to apply via by COB Wednesday Nov 13. We will forward all applications received to Recfishing Research.

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