Support for fishers concerned about financial impact of snapper management measures

Rural Business Support’s Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) is available to help fishers who are concerned about how the snapper management measures that will apply for three years from November 1 2019 will affect their businesses.

RBS is working closely with Wildcatch Fisheries SA to coordinate this support. Our RFCS is a free, independent and confidential service for owners and operators of eligible primary production businesses, including fishers.

RBS Senior Rural Financial Counsellor Paula Kelly has encouraged concerned fishers to find out about help they may be eligible for.

“Working with a rural financial counsellor (RFC) can help fishers to understand how these measures might impact their financial position and we can support them to prepare plans to manage any business disruption,” Paula said.

“Our RFCs are able to work with clients for up to three years and they can also refer people to wellbeing support and other professional services as needed.”

To make a time to talk with a rural financial counsellor please call 1800 836 211.

Other information relating to the snapper management measures can be found at the Primary Industries and Region SA (PIRSA) website.