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National Recreational Fishing Code of Practice

The National Code of Practice for Recreational Fishing addresses four main themes with an emphasis on respect, responsibility and sustainability.

  • Fishing – Respect and appreciate the fish that are caught

  • Interactions – Respect for other fishers and members of the community

  • Stewardship – Demonstrate care for fish and the environment

  • Habitats – Respect, protect and restore wildlife habitats

The Code of Practice applies to all recreation fishing pursuits with an objective of empowering recreational fishers to make responsible decisions.

Learn more about the National Recreational Fishing Code of Practice.

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