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PFAMembership / Member’s benefits

The PFA was established to maintain professional fisher’s rights including access and habitat issues whilst encouraging members to meet their obligations and be proactive in the management of fish resources.

Some of the services provided by the PFA include:
  • transparent policy formulation in collaboration with fishers;
  • weekly email updates to members regarding PFA activities and relevant issues
  • updates to members from stakeholder and vice versa;
  • distribute information on matters of interest to fishers and matters of potential impact to fishers;
  • information on opportunities and developments;
  • updates fishers on the latest research and development findings and encourage the adoption of these;
  • a forum for negotiating on contentious issues;
  • forums and support through initiatives such as the ‘Men’s Shed’ to address psychological, emotional, financial and social issues;
  • assistance to access government exceptional circumstances programs;
  • media representation for the local fishing industry;
  • media advice and assistance with fisher initiatives; and
  • representing the industry at all levels of Government including Federal, State and Local.

PFA members are represented by their Chief Executive Officer, Tricia Beatty. Tricia’s role is diverse though her main focus is to provide a voice for professional fishers to Government (Federal, State, Local) and key stakeholder groups including NSW Fisheries, National Parks, Industry Affiliates and community groups to name a few.

Membership to the PFA is available to any NSW wild harvest commercial fisher.

Membership Application

please email or post 69 Marina Dr. Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 the completed copy of the Membership Application Form 
confirmation of the receipt of you application will be provided within the day.