More than 3 million people fish recreationally every year (in around 23 million separate fishing activities), making it one of the most significant outdoor activities undertaken by Australians.
(Recreational Fishers in Australia a social snapshot. OzFish & FRDC. 2017.)
Widespread loss of fish habitat across Australia has contributed to a decline in fish numbers. That’s why’re we’re working with the switched on fishos from OzFish who are doing big things to make our waterways Healthier for our Aussie fish.
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OF AUSTRALIAN SHELLFISH
REEFS HAVE DISAPPEARED
(Australian shellfish ecosystems: Past distribution, current status and future direction 2018)
OF AUSTRALIAN RIVERS HAVE BEEN
DEGRADED BY HUMAN ACTIVITY
National Land and Water Resources Audit (2001)
DECLINE IN MARINE FISH
STOCKS BETWEEN 1994-2014
(Finlayson & Rea, 1999; Zann, 1995)
OF SEAGRASS BEDS & WETLANDS
HAVE BEEN LOST IN RECENT DECADES
(Edgar et al. 2018)
At BCF we know great things happen when everyone joins together in pursuit of a common purpose. Our vision is to unite our passionate customers with leading conservation organizations like OzFish to collectively shape the future of the outdoors for all who love it today and for generations to come.
We’re also directly investing in grassroots projects…
After all, Healthier waterways will mean more fish and better fishing.
BCF through our partners OzFish is working to ensure the health of our fish and wildlife resources for generations to come. Our efforts have restored truckloads of habitat, helping to create healthy rivers, lakes and oceans, with programs that have significantly increased wildlife populations for many native species.