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Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly joins Fishability participant Shaun Cole and Fishability Coordinator for the Jetty North Program Sharon Morris at Hillarys Boat Harbour for a fish.

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Western Australia's Fishability charity gets funding boost

The State Government has increased funding for Fishability - a charity that supports people with disability who love to go fishing - to $100,000 a year.

Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly made the funding announcement at the Fishability Annual Celebration and Awards event at Royal Perth Yacht Club, while thanking the dedicated volunteers of the charity.

In the past year, more than 90 Fishability volunteers have helped run about 220 activities for nearly 3,000 participants in Perth, Mandurah, Albany, Busselton and Geraldton.

The charity, which is now in its 17th year of operation, grew out of the then Department of Fisheries’ Volunteer Fisheries Liaison program and the efforts of the late Neville Thomas, who identified fishing opportunities for people with disability.

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