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Recfishwest Community Grants program - now open (closes 22/11/19)

The funds generated from Western Australia’s Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence and other fishing licences, has provided more than $8 million to fund community-driven projects aimed at enhancing recreational fishing.

These projects provide enhancement to WA’s recreational fishing sector and are an example of recreational fishers working together with the state government to ensure recreational fishing licence money provides benefits to the sector.

The funding will be injected into community initiatives such as habitat enhancement, stock enhancement, research and data collection, including the socio-economic benefits of recreational fishing.

Applications which demonstrate the support of local recreational fishers will be given preference while funding will be provided to projects that are beneficial and cost effective to the recreational fishing community.

Community Grants
Round 10 of the Recfishwest Community Grants program is now open for applications. Applications close at midnight 22 November 2019.

For more information and details on how to apply visit


Dolphin Watch patron Prof. Lyn Beazley congratulates Dolphin Watchers

Patron of the Dolphin Watch project, Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE has acknowledged the amazing contribution of Dolphin Watch volunteers in a special video that aired at Dolphin Watch Day on 5 September.

The special event celebrated the 10-year anniversary of one of the Dolphin Watch project - one of Australia's leading Citizen Science initiatives.

Since being launched in 2009, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' has trained more than 1,000 volunteers in Perth to help monitor the movements of the 20-25 resident Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins that call the Swan Canning river system home.

Watch Lyn's special thank you video here.

The event, which was attended by the Minsiter for Environment, Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, was also used to recognise the special efforts of a few Dolphin Watch volunteers that have gone over and above to help make the project a success.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Outstanding Service Awards, Mrs Jennie Hunt, Mr Robert Broadway and Mrs Susan Harper!