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A BETTER FUTURE FOR FISHING

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.)

But our Aussie
waterways aren’t
in great nick

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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OVER
90%

OF AUSTRALIAN SHELLFISH
REEFS HAVE DISAPPEARED

(Australian shellfish ecosystems: Past distribution, current status and future direction 2018)

85%

OF AUSTRALIAN RIVERS HAVE BEEN
DEGRADED BY HUMAN ACTIVITY

National Land and Water Resources Audit (2001)

NATIONAL STUDY
REPORTS A
36%

DECLINE IN MARINE FISH
STOCKS BETWEEN 1994-2014

(Finlayson & Rea, 1999; Zann, 1995)

MORE THAN
50%

OF SEAGRASS BEDS & WETLANDS
HAVE BEEN LOST IN RECENT DECADES

(Edgar et al. 2018)

WHAT WE ARE DOING

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, healither waterways will mean more fish and better fishing.

PROJECTS

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.

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WHAT CAN YOU DO

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Donate In-store
The easiest way to get involved is by rounding up your purchase next time you visit BCF. Purchases can be rounded up to the nearest $1 or $5 with donations going towards restoring fish habitat which helps to ensure the future of fishing.
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Become a member
Better yet, get involved, get dirty and become an OzFish member and volunteer. Give back to your local area, to the rivers and oceans you love to fish in and help ensure fishing is a sport enjoyed by the next generation too.
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Get Active
Your local Chapter is the ‘go to place’ to get involved with any projects in your area such as resnagging, river bank planting, weir removal, fish ladders or anything that will ultimately improve your local fish habitat.

GET INVOLVED