New appointments to support recreational fishing
There are two new voices for recreational fishing in the territory as Greg Ireland and Samantha Wigg join the NT Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee, as well as the reappointment of three existing committee members.
The Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee is a non-statutory body that provides expert advice to the territorial government on important issues and opportunities in the territorial recreational fishing community.
The nominations follow an expression of interest process aimed at seeking candidatures from Territorials wishing to contribute to the management, development and future of recreational fishing in the Northern Territory.
The new members appointed for a three-year term are:
- Greg Ireland – CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and recreational fisherman; and
- Samantha Wigg – Founder of the annual Girls Gone Fishing on the Daly River and avid recreational fishing enthusiast.
The new appointees join existing members who have been reappointed for a further two-year term and include:
- Alex Julius who has been reappointed for a further period of two years. Mr. Julius is a member of the founding committee and the director of Alex Julius Fishing. He previously held the positions of member and president of the NT Amateur Fishermen’s Association (AFANT).
- Kristen Noble – Recreational Fishing Events Coordinator including SWB Barra Challenge and Buddy Boats Day. She is also a member of AFANT and the Palmerston Game Fishing Club.
- Ronald Voukolos – Business owner of Fishing and Outdoor World and recreational fisherman.
Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee positions are voluntary and have a total of 12 committee members.
The majority of the remaining committee members include a representative of the Northern Territory Amateur Anglers Association (AFANT), a representative of the Northern Territory Guided Fishing Industry Association (NTGFIA) and 5 other members. , whose chairman, Mr. Matt Barwick.