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goals and achievements

Our Goals:

Shaw Galaxia

  • To ensure the sustainability of Australia's recreational trout fishery and habitat. 
  • To establish a national network of chapters with state-wide regional branches to ensure the goals of the foundation are protected, enforced and enhanced.
  • To be the independent voice of trout fisheries throughout Australia, promoting common goals via national network and our extensive media connections and website.
  • To identify and undertake specific environmental projects to enhance or repair recreational trout fisheries.
  • To secure permanent classified trout waters using a river-basin-by-river-basin Fisheries Management Plan in all trout holding regions. 

Fishing the high country

Some of our past Achievements:

  • Membership increased from about ten to well over a thousand.
  • Industry acceptance of the ATF as the "Voice for Trout."
  • Successfully stopped the use of Rotenone in streams and rivers.
  • Inclusion of "Classified Streams" into Government policy. 
  • Participation in "Inland Waters Classification" committee.
  • Inclusion of "Adopt a Stream" into Government policy.
  • Established affiliation between the ATF and Native Fish Australia.
  • Successful execution and completion of 'North East Rivers Access' projects (Howqua, Delatite & Jamieson Rivers.
  • A ‘balanced’ voice in the "Removal of Willows" campaign.
  • Successfully blocked EPBC nomination to remove trout from Australian inland waters.
  • A permanent position on the "Round-Table" advising Gov’t policy.
  • A permanent position on "Vic Fish-Stock Forum" (formerly CONS).
  • Successfully assisted with DSE (Arthur Rylah Inst.) program to help isolate and save the highly threatened Barred Galaxias and Shaw Galaxias from predator species. 
  • Procurement and Installation of barrier gates on the inlet channel at Lake Fyans.
  • Successful submission on recovery stocking of Ovens River in 2014 following floods & bush-fire damage.

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