National fishing surveys are being conducted across Australia to gain up to date data on all aspects of recreational fishing in the country.
As the last survey of its type was back in 2001, it is more than timely to get up to date information on our favourite activity.
This is not a government survey, but the information collected will assist those that care about our fishery and fishing into the future. It does not even ask you for your favourite spot, but aims to get the latest data on the economic, social and personal benefits we gain from enjoying fishing of all sorts, and in all states of the commonwealth.
Jo and Steve Starling are key conductors of the survey on behalf of all anglers and have sought our help in lifting the response rate for Tasmania. The more we know about our collective strength and value of recreational fishing the better off we are to argue any case we want to improve, maintain or build the various impacts of it.
Not only are the surveys looking at the pre-Covid-19situation, but the second one looks for how Covid-19 has dramatically effected us all and the country at large and as this is, unfortunately, the best time to do that comparison, completing both is vital to the accuracy and effects of its impact.
Anything we can do collectively and individually to assist will be most beneficial in the long run.
Both surveys offer prizes opportunities for those participating in them, check out the web site for full details.