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Fishing in Sweden gets 1m Krona funding boost

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Sportfiskarna, Sweden’s recreational fishing representative body, is giving away one million krona in grants as part of its centenary celebrations.

Recreational fishing in Sweden is set to benefit from new funding of 1m krona in 2019.

The boost will come from Sportfiskarna, the country’s representative body for the sport, which is allocating the money as part of its centenary celebrations.

Sportfiskarna, which is dedicated to preserving a sustainable fishing industry, has 400 affiliated associations that are invited to apply for grants to carry out fishery conservation work and other related activities.

“Our associations across the country are an incredibly powerful resource that is of major importance,” said Joakim Ollén, Sportfiskarna’s Chairman. “During the 2019 anniversary year we want to stimulate even more activity by distributing a million krona.”

Sportfiskarna sets aside funding each year, but describes next year’s allocation as ‘record sky high’.

Sportfiskarna’s key objectives include conservation efforts, sustainable fishing initiatives, lobbying for pro-fishing legislation and growing participation. Sport fishing is one of Sweden’s most important leisure activities, with two million anglers spending more than 5b krona each year.

The association’s membership journal, Svenskt Fiske, is Sweden’s largest fishing magazine.

There will be two application periods during the anniversary year, closing March 15 and September 15. More information can be found at www.sportfiskarna.se/jubileumsfonden.

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