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Navico partners with Ozfish Unlimited

by Navico 13 Jan 22:26 PST
OzFish Seeds for Snapper © Laura Tolmay

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands is excited to announce a partnership with Ozfish Unlimited, a not-for-profit charity helping Aussie recreational fishers get active to improve the health of their local waterways through restoring fish habitat.

The bulk of recreational fishers in Australia live in metropolitan areas and because of the urban development, have experienced historic losses of fish habitat. Most of these losses have been driven by poor management of water quality in the past and although that has improved most of the habitats; shellfish reefs, seagrass beds, saltmarshes will not come back without assistance.

Navico has partnered with Ozfish to help build a program of fish habitat restoration in urban areas. The funding will create 3 new fish habitat projects adjacent to urban areas over 3 years. This initial seed funding will be used to attract additional federal, state and local government support as well as the volunteer time of the local OzFish Chapter members.

Seeds for Snapper, a seagrass restoration initiative, in South Australia was the first project to be funded by Navico. Seagrasses are vital marine plants which are important habitats and nursery areas for countless marine organisms, including the popular fishing catches such as Snapper, King George whiting, Blue Swimmer Crabs, King prawns, Southern Rock lobster, Australian Herring and squid.

"Social responsibility and sustainability are a core value at Navico and we are pleased to be able to embark on this partnership with Ozfish to assist with the rehabilitation of Australian fisheries and ensure our customers can continue to enjoy their local waterways" - Michael Blackwell, Navico APAC Marketing Director.

For more information on Navico visit www.navico.com

For more information on the Seeds for Snapper Project visit www.ozfish.org.au

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