A $500,000 grant program from the Regional Growth Fund to support charter boat operators impacted by the snapper restrictions that will be in place until 2023.
The Charter Boat Diversification Program is set to expand and strengthen the charter boat sector by providing co-investment in projects that enhance the tourism experience offered by charter boat operators.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the initiative will deliver $25,000 matched grants to incentivise charter boat businesses to diversify their market offer.
The Marshall Liberal Government wants to work with the charter boat sector to transform a decade of decline under Labor into a new period of growth over the coming years. Any successful fishing enterprise can only grow if there are sustainable fish stocks to catch which is why it was absolutely necessary to put in place restrictions to help depleted snapper populations recover.
For more information: https://premier.sa.gov.au/news/500000-in-grants-to-keep-charters-sailing