AFANT Strategic Plan 2013

 AFANT Committee sets its strategic direction

The committee of the Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the NT (AFANT) has released an updated strategic plan to set the agenda for the organisation into the future.

“AFANT is proud to release an updated strategic plan to ensure that the direction of AFANT now and into the future is addressing the needs of the Territory and recreational fishing community,” said AFANT President Warren de With.

“The AFANT Committee has developed the 2013 strategic plan after undertaking a review of the current AFANT operations and activities, reviewing previous AFANT development plans and giving consideration to AFANT‘s core business as well as seeking comments from members and the broader recreational fishing community.”

“In developing the plan the AFANT Committee has given careful consideration on where AFANT should be now and into in the future.”

“The new strategic plan highlights that the focus of the organisation in the future should be on following key strategic areas and these are reflected in the objectives and strategies of this plan:

  •  Represent and advocate for the interests of all recreational fishers in the NT
  • Protect and enhance the quality of the fishing experiences and resource that is available to Northern Territory and visiting anglers
  • Provide representation and advice to governments and others on recreational fishing issues
  • Maintain and where possible improve access to recreational fishing opportunities
  • Promote and be an advocate for ethical, sustainable, safe and legal fishing practices
  • Participate in the management of recreational and other fisheries
  • Liaise constructively with other organisations including commercial fishing organisations on matters of mutual interest
  • Support and participate in fisheries research
  • Promote and be an advocate for the protection of the environment when it has the potential to impact on recreational fishing”

“Recreational fishing is recognised as an important element of the lifestyle of many Territorians. It is a major drawcard bringing tourists to the NT and a significant contributor to our economy — it is now very much a large and important industry in its own right.”

“The AFANT strategic plan 2013 aims to ensure that such an important part of the Territory lifestyle is protected into the future.” Mr de With said.

Attached is the link to the AFANT Strategic Plan 2013 final

The previous AFANT Development Plan is available at the link below as a PDF document