The NSW Government is inviting your comments on suggested management initiatives to enhance marine biodiversity in the Hawkesbury Shelf marine bioregion. Please note that the consultation period has been extended until Sunday 8th May 2016.
The Marine Estate Management Authority (MEMA) has created a discussion paper where they describe eight suggested management initiatives in the Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion Assessment. The USFA agrees with most of these Initiatives except for Initiative 4 - Spatial Management.
Spatial management is basically another name for Lockouts. The USFA is opposed to lockouts as we believe there are better management strategies than total lockouts.
The Assessment has identified 15 main sites and 44 additional sites. The implications are that as many of these sites as possible will be locked up for good. Continue reading The USFA’s Issues with the Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion Assessment
- These rules are to read in conjunction with the current USFA competition rules.
- Dates of Alliman Shields Competition
a) The first Sunday of every month of the year, except January, Mother’s Day, long weekends and major championships. Dates for the upcoming year are to be notified three (3) months prior to commencement. The year commences 1st January and completes 31st Where agreed, Allimans may be held in conjunction with major metro controlled events.
b) A notified date shall not include any date which has been allocated to another championship event except as in (a) above. It shall also not include any date which has been previously notified by any club as a veto date. Veto date must be notified to committee at least four (4) months prior to the upcoming competition year.
c) Alliman Shields must be held on the notified scheduled dates.
d) Allimans will start and finish at the following times
- January, February, March, April, May, June - 8am till 1.15pm
- July, August, September, October, November, December – 8am till 1.15pm
These times may vary only where an Alliman is conducted in conjunction with a major Metro controlled competition normally 8am till 2pm or as otherwise notified at the venue.
Underwater Skindivers & Fisherman's Association office bearers:
|Vice President||Peter Walsh|
|Assistant Secretary||Nic Williams/Mel Brown|
|Assistant Treasurer||Lee Dalli|
|Membership Officer||Lee Dalli|
|Accreditation, Insurance & Strategic Officer||Peter Walsh|
|Sports Secretary||Peter Walsh|
|Events Coordinator||Alby Cooke|
|Webmaster & Social Media||Sam Krywulycz|
|Fundraising Officer||Jason Montes De Oca|
|Online Solutions Officer||Nigel Sirisomphone|
|Historical Officer||Mel Brown|
|Strategic Planning Officer||Peter Walsh|
|Public Officer||Peter Walsh|
|Public Affairs Officer||Peter Saunders|
|Safety & Education Officer||Simon Trippe|
|Recognised Training Officer||Simon Trippe|
|Spearfishing Records Officer||Hayden Montgomery|
|Data & Research Officer||Vacant|
|Endangered Species Officer||Matthew Poulton|
|Marine Advisory Councils Officer||Oliver Wady|
|Marine Parks Liaison (Far North - Coffs)||Ray Powell|
|Marine Parks Liaison (Far North - Byron Bay)||Ray Powell|
|Marine Parks Liaison (North)||Dallas Davies|
|Marine Parks Liaison (Central)||Matthew Pulton|
|Marine Parks Liaison (South - Jervis Bay)||Oliver Wady|
|Marine Parks Liaison (South - Batemans Bay)||Ric Cumming|
|Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) Representative||Matthew Poulton|