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BRIAN MITCHELL MP ANNOUNCES $640,000 FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING IN LYONS

13 May 2019


BRIAN MITCHELL MP ANNOUNCES $640,000 FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING IN LYONS

Fishers in Lyons will benefit from $647,500 in upgrades to ramp and pontoons under an elected Shorten Labor government announce Brian Mitchell, the Labor Member for Lyons.

Fishing is Australia’s fourth most popular pastime and contributes approximately $93 million to the state economy every year.  More than half of Tasmania’s recreational fishing is done from boats so this investment will be of benefit to the thousands of Tasmanians who enjoy spending time on the water.

Places that will benefit from this funding include:

  • Lake Barrington,
  • St Helens,
  • Stieglitz
  • Bicheno,
  • Lake Leake,
  • New Norfolk, and
  • Dunalley.

“This is an exciting announcement for rec fishers in Lyons,” said Mr Mitchell.

“Upgrades to facilities will mean rec fishers can spend less time worrying about how to get on the water, and more time arguing about what lure to use and who caught the biggest fish. 

“Fishing is a treasured past-time for thousands of Tasmanians and Labor wants to help keep it alive.”

“These ramps and pontoon upgrades, funded by Brian Mitchell and the Labor party, would be great for Tasmania’s fishers on the East Coast and would make life easier for all of us,” said Mr Paul Richardson, a recreational fisher from Scamander who is actively involved in the fishing community on the Tasmanian East Coast.

The funding comes from Labor’s previously announced $10 million Supporting Recreational Fishing Fund. The fund is designed to ensure recreational fishers across Australia are supported with accessible, modern and safe facilities.

MEDIA CONTACT: BRETT MARYNIAK 0428 203 826

13 MAY 2019

Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.

 



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