The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF) was formed in 2012 as the peak national body and the key voice for Australia’s recreational fishing community. This community consists of all recreational fishers and those who support them, including fishing tackle and outdoor goods suppliers, boat and boating accessory suppliers, and providers of accommodation and fishing services. At the ARFF we strive to address issues affecting the recreational fishing community and to achieve our OBJECTIVES through the three main themes of EDUCATION, RESEARCH and ENVIRONMENT. Our Executive Team is made up of highly skilled professionals with intimate knowledge of Australia’s Parliament House, with long careers of working with government officials on key strategic policy issues. ARFF is registered as a not for profit company limited by Guarantee with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), and is governed by a BOARD, consisting of representatives from various associations within the recreational fishing community.
ARFF is strategically located to address the issues of the recreational fishing community. With our office being located within 5 minutes of Parliament House and within 10 minutes of the Departmental Offices of key Ministries, including the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC)), Department of Health, Department of Resources Energy and Tourism and the Department of Regional Australia Local Government Arts and Sport. We are also just around the corner from the Fisheries Research Development Corporation and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.
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