NSW Fishers Encouraged To Round Up Yabby Traps To Help Restore Fish Habitat


The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has partnered with TierraMar, through its Ghostnets Australia program, OzFish Unlimited and Boating, Camping Fishing (BCF) to encourage the recreational fishing community to participate in protecting the future of fishing and the health of the state’s waterways.

As part of the initiative, fishers will be able to swap their old unwanted opera house yabby traps for an Oar-Gee Plow lure at upcoming events to support sustainable fishing practices across NSW.

Deputy Director General Fisheries, NSW DPI, Sean Sloan said the state had taken the lead by promoting responsible yabby fishing.

“This yabby trap swap initiative is a fantastic example of NSW DPI working with recreational fishers and community organisations to encourage sustainable fishing with the added benefit of great outcomes for our unique native fauna,” Mr Sloan said.

Popular yabby fishing has put pressure on native wildlife that can unwittingly get caught inside opera house traps. 

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