2016 AGM

2016 AGM Nightcliff Sports Club 7pm 4th of February 2016
All Fishing Tour Operators are invited to attend this year’s AGM
The association’s current committee will be available to advise you on the new arrangements by
AMSA in regards to Survey DCV’S and signage.
The new Charter and Guide licence arrangements by NT Fisheries coming in to effect on the IST of July 2016, this includes the fit and proper provisions to be applied.
All Committee positions are available, if you wish to be considered please advise the Executive prior to the AGM on the 4th of February
FTO’S in attendance will be required to pay the current membership fee of $50.00 if having not done previously on line.
If you have any issue that you wish to raise at the AGM please advise prior to the meeting.
See You There

Cheers Graeme Williams
Executive NTGFIA

Biosecurity Strategy

A draft Biosecurity Strategy has been launched for public comment.

draft Biosecurity Strategy for comment

The draft strategy covers the next decade (2015-2025) and sets a range of short, medium and long term goals for biosecurity management in the NT. Core parts of the draft strategy that I would encourage you to consider the draft carefully and provide feedback on the vision, mission, criteria for success, and the 6 integrated goals with key actions. Through these goals the draft strategy commits to:

  • Undertaking a review of existing legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks to streamline processes and clarify responsibilities.
  • Putting in place a more comprehensive risk analysis and response approach to biosecurity program management and project implementation.
  • Emphasizing and prioritizing community and stakeholder engagement and education to support grass roots biosecurity action through better extension and capability development programs.
  • Including traditional knowledge networks and engaging more closely with Traditional Owners and established Ranger groups to strengthen biosecurity capacity throughout the NT.
  • Keeping a focus on science and technological innovation to improve surveillance, detection and response capabilities in the region.
  • Measuring performance in an open and transparent way to ensure continual improvement is front of mind.

You will also be able to view the draft document and associated material via the following web link after the launch: www.primaryindustry.nt.gov.au

An online survey will be made available from Monday next week. Otherwise a template for all written feedback will be made available to allow people who prefer not to use the survey to have a say. All feedback will be welcomed.


Your help and support to distribute the web link and liaise with your members and other key stakeholders to make them aware of the opportunity to comment on the draft would also be appreciated.

New recreational fishing regulations

To: Licensed fishing tour operators
Re: New recreational fishing regulations

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Quail Island Closure

UXO Temporary Reef_Closure

AGM 2013

The Northern Territory Guided Fishing Industry AGM will be held 7 p.m. at the Nightcliff Sports Club on Wednesday the 13th of November All Members and Non members are welcome

With Fisheries comment paper due to close on the 15th of November we are requesting a representative from fisheries to come and explain the reasons behind such things as the proposed closures and new Personal Possession Limits.

David Taylor a representative from the Australian Insurance Council will be there to outline changes to the Employee/Sub contract Guide relationship recently introduced.

Sri Srinivas will answer questions about the changes happening with the first 12 months of AMSA

All positions on the NTGFIA Committee become vacant,if you wish to nominate or endorse someone else for any position please email me with the details,each nomination needs a seconder and nominations can be raised up until the AGM.

Memberships are now due and forms will be available on the night , you can also access the NTGFIA web site and fill out the application there,the Membership fee for 2014 is $50.00

On the Agenda will be updates on all relevant issues affecting our operations including progress on the Finniss River and Tiwi Island Closures.

The President Greg Murdock will outline the NTGFIA position on the current comment paper.

If you wish to raise any other item please email to info@ntgfia.com.au.

Graeme Williams Executive NTGFIA