The AFANT 2023 Annual Report
We invite you to read all about the AFANT activites of the past year, including:
- AFANTs key activities
- AFANT Research Tagging Program
- Top End Billfish Research – Billseekers
- NT recreational fishing value and participation
- Social fisheries research
- AFANT & OzFish partnership
- NT Recreational Fishing Development Plan
- CEO – David Ciaravolo’s report
AND the Northern Territory Barramundi fishery, which our President Warren de With addresses in his Presidents report with his concerns for the future of the fishery.
The information collected through fish tagging contributes to the understanding of fish stocks, size, and age structures, as well as trends in catch, and release rates.
Are you interested in becoming a research tagging volunteer?
Register your interest today
AFANT membership is an affordable and effective way to keep your finger on the pulse of all things fishing in the Northern Territory.
Plus you can have your say on important issues and support your peak body in our important work.
To represent recreational fishing in the NT and ensure the quality of our sport.
Ensuring NT Fishers Have a Voice...
The Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the Northern Territory (AFANT) is your representative on all matters recreational fishing. We ensure that the voices of recreational fishers are heard and not ignored. If there is a major issue or proposal that affects recreational fishing in the NT you can be assured that we’re on it!
Support Business that Supports Your Fishing
AFANT works to ensure that the recreational fishing sector is represented on all important matters.
Support the businesses that support us to do our work, through being a corporate memeber or sponsor.
Know your limits...
Rules for recreational fishing in the Northern Territory are designed to ensure sustainability, optimal fishery performance, and the equitable sharing of community owned resources. Recreational fishers in the NT are proud custodians of their fisheries and aquatic environments, and there are high levels of compliance with all rules.
Heading out? Be prepared.
Being in control is a skippers responsibility and the most important part of a great day on the water is ensuring everyone makes it home safely to plan for the next adventure.
The Northern Territory has mandatory safety gear requirements and rules to keep everyone safe on the water.
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