Recreational fishers are invited to attend the Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum in Dubbo to find out how they can get involved in improving fishing opportunities in their local area.

The free event, to be held on the 22 and 23 August 2014, aims to raise awareness of issues affecting fish habitat and the State’s fisheries resources.

Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Regional Officer, Charlotte Jenkins, said the Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum aims to provide an opportunity for recreational anglers to get together, share fish habitat stories and voice any concerns about habitat at their local fishing spot.

‚ÄúParticipants will have a chance to hear about the latest science being employed to help native fish populations, as well as from other fishers who have been involved in habitat and conservation projects,‚ÄĚ Ms Jenkins said.

“The Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum provides an opportunity to help develop partnerships between recreational fishers, government agencies and conservation groups to work together for the improvement of fish habitat.

‚ÄúParticipants will also have a chance to get hands on and take a tour of local habitat works around Dubbo.‚ÄĚ

The Fishers for Fish Habitat program is supported using funds from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust.

Full details are available at  http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/habitat/rehabilitating/fishers/fishers-for-fish-habitat-  2014.

Register to join the forum by calling 02 6881 1210 or 02 6626 1107, or register online at the Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum 2014 web page.

Dubbo Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum

Date: Friday 22 and Saturday 23 August 2014 Venue: Club Dubbo (Whylandra St, West Dubbo)

Registration closes Wednesday 13 August. Please note that registration is required for catering and administration purposes.

Media contact: Elizabeth Warden 6391 3686 or 0477 753 636