The next steps in growing the state’s $380 million per year recreational fishing tourism sector gets underway this week.
A state-wide, industry-led survey is taking place to help plan ahead for future growth of the sector, and to develop an integrated Recreational Fishing Tourism Strategy.
Recreational fishing contributes a total of $1 billion to the state’s economy, according to the latest Survey of Recreational Fishing in South Australia (2021-22).
Around 810,000 leisure visitors to and within South Australia include fishing as part of their trip, and within the State there are about 360,000 South Australian recreational fishers.
The South Australian Tourism Commission, in partnership with RecFish SA, is undertaking a survey to help inform a new strategy, which will aim to: help the sector achieve its full potential and maximise its contribution to the South Australian economy, people and nature.
The survey runs from 20 June to 27 July, and can be accessed through Recreational Fishing Tourism Strategy | YourSAy yoursay.sa.gov.au/recreational-fishing-tourism.
The strategy is due to launch by March 2024.