The Underwater Skindivers & Fishermen’s Association Inc was re-invigorated in August 2006 after a period of 33 years operating under various formats. Along with our name, our original logo has been remastered but using the original design and colour scheme.
Read all of our Mission Statement
Please read the attached Media Release.
Follow this link for Club Contacts
Contact details for the Underwater Skindivers & Fisherman's Association Inc. office bearers:
|Deputy Chairmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Adrian Wayne|
|Assistant Deputy Chairmanemail@example.com||John Schulter|
|Sports Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org||Simon Trippe|
|Environmental Officeremail@example.com||Adrian Jeloudev|
|Historical Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Mel Brown|
|Public Affairs Officeremail@example.com||Jack Hannan|
|Recognised Training Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Josef Hyzdal|
|Endangered Speciesemail@example.com||Sascha Schulz|
|Advisory Council Liaisonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Adrian Wayne|
|Marine Parks Liaison (North)||email@example.com||Dallas Davies|
|Marine Parks Liaison (Central)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Simon Trippe|
|Marine Parks Liaison (South)||email@example.com||Ric Cumming|
|Public Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Craig Shephard|
|Members Liaisonemail@example.com||Vlad Hric|
Contact Officers for Clubs and Independents
St George Spearfishing Club
1. Lee Dalli - 0413 033 224
2. Craig Shephard - 0408 967 576
1. Matt Poulton - 0427 967 528
North Shore Underwater Club
1. Julian Chan - 0402 431 718
2. Chi Lo - 0401 693 518
Sans Souci Dolphins
1. Dan Galea - 0412 017 208
2. Simon Trippe - 0439 818 409
Central Coast Sealions
1. Stuart Rech - 0435 143 128
2. Andrew Pearce - 0417 423 820
1. George Davies - 02 4957 4571
2. Dallas Davies - 02 4957 4482
Living Water Freedivers
1. Stephen Bird - 0419 550 717
2. Ian Mallett - 0488 278 993
South Coast Skindivers
1. Josef Hyzdal - 0418 740 266
2. Ellis Higgins - 0402 121 552
Revesby Workers Spearfishing Club
1. Eddie Skerry - 0410 599 766
2. Garth Byron - 0448 490 706
1. Darren Higgins - 0417 216 008
2. Lee Dalli - 0413 033 224
The Australia Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF), the peak national body representing Australia’s recreational fishing community says this Saturday’s election is a referendum on the fishing rights of Australia’s 5 million recreational fishers.
“Conversely, the Coalition has promised to suspend the Marine Park process and conduct a scientific review. In simple terms, they have stated that they would stop the lockouts and base marine park decisions on good science and consultation.
“We have given Labor and the Greens every opportunity to say why they want to lock us out of vast areas of our seas. To date, we have not received any answers. Even Treasurer Bowen cannot get a clear answer from Environment Minister Mark Butler on this issue (see attached letter). The only response recreational fishers have had from Minister Butler is an email asking them to fund his lock out policy.
“What is concerning is the precedent the Labor – Greens ‘Lock out’ policy sets for Australia. We understand that environmental groups have further anti–angling Marine Park Lock outs that they want to see. There is also the very real issue of potential antifishing lock outs in land based National parks.
“This is why we consider the election on September 7 a referendum on Aussie angler fishing rights. You don’t need to lock Aussie anglers out of marine national parks to have good marine conservation outcomes. All you need is good science and consultation.” Mr Hansard said.
The Underwater Skindivers & Fisherman’s Association Inc was re-invigorated in August 2006 after a period of 33 years operating under various formats. Along with our name, our original logo has been remastered but using the original design and colour scheme.
Our association is devoted to the development, promotion and protection of Spearfishing as an ecologically sustainable method of fishing. Additionally, we offer a forum for information exchange via our website and knowledge base from our many dedicated members.
We strive to achieve this through the following actions:
The following time line describes briefly some of the changes observed in our association since its inception:
4th April, 1948
Underwater Spear Fishermens Association of NSW
Underwater Skindivers & Fisherman’s Association of NSW
1st February, 1973
NSW Underwater Federation
28th October 1978
Australian Underwater Federation NSW Branch
6th December, 1997
NSW Spearfishing Commission
19th August, 2006
Underwater Skindivers & Fisherman’s Association Inc.
Please read the attached document and support the Federation by submitting your individual response.
See instructions below.
1) Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Head the email: NSW Fishing Rules Review Submission, Reply to 5. Other Issues.
3) State name & address, club (if any),coastal reef & headland & offshore recreational Spear-fisher, & that they support the changes in the attached letter & want those changes reviewed as part of the current process, and any other supportive comments they wish to make.
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A Travel Reimbursement Claim is a request made by officers of the Executive Committee for reimbursement of expenses incurred as a result of undertaking travel while performing an official part of his or her position.
Travel and Accommodation Reimbursement Claim consists of 4 parts:
All of these forms are located on separate tabs of the excel file USFA Travel Forms & Rates.xls
Travel related expenses must be submitted within 21 days after travel has been completed, be accompanied by the completed Travel Diary, and have an approved Form
Application for Approval to Travel Form 1 .
Please note that to be eligible for approval, the destination must be more than 200km from your private residence and be a member of the USFA Executive. Club delegates must approach their clubs for travel claims.
The Travel Reimbursement Claim form is to be completed immediately upon your return from official travel. All details must be entered into the Diary on the third tab of Form file before completing the Travel Claim Form 2 on the second tab.
Rates are to be obtained from the Rates List .
Once you have completed all details in the Travel Claim Form 2 , ensure you have signed the declaration, obtained the Chairman or Secretary’s signature before submitting your claim and diary. Attach a copy of your original Travel Approval Form 1 .
Once all forms are completed and signed, post to the Membership officer at:
PO Box 362 Cromer, NSW 2099.
The forms will be processes and a cheque returned to the address atop of Form 2 .
Ensure you have completed all details of your trip in the diary on the first tab, then complete as follows:
Total: The form should perform this function. If it doesn’t, multiply the total kilometres travelled by the appropriate rate you are claiming and enter the resulting amount directly into the Total field
Only the Chairman or Secretary are authorised to approval travel.
An Authorised Officer is to certify that travel undertaken by the claimant is in accordance with official requirements.
Lists all current rates applicable to items in Claim Form
A travel diary (located on the second tab of the Travel Reimbursement Claim Workbook) must be completed and attached to the Travel Reimbursement Claim. Claims made without a travel diary will be returned unprocessed to the claimant.
Original receipts (tax invoices) must support and be attached to the Travel Claim. Copies will not be accepted. If original receipts cannot be provided, a Statutory Declaration is to be provided that details the reason. Faxed copies of Travel Claim and Receipts are not acceptable and will not be processed. Original copies of claim form, travel diary and attached receipts are to be mailed to the Membership officer at:
PO Box 362 Cromer, NSW 2099.
Ensure you have attached a copy of the approved Application for Approval to Travel Form 1 .
The Department of Primary Industries has released a discussion paper ’Review of NSW Recreational Saltwater and Freshwater Fishing Rules‘, which outlines options and proposals to change a range of recreational fishing rules in NSW, including bag limits, some size limits and fishing methods.
Anyone with an interest in our aquatic resources has the opportunity to comment on options for changes to current fishing rules.The discussion paper is on public exhibition until 31 July 2013. Submissions from recreational fishers and members of the public can be lodged at any time during this period.
The USFA has prepared a submission that can be found at this link above.
USFA Members are encouraged to prepare and put forward their own submissions and may use the material in the USFA submission as an example.
It is now 4 weeks since the O'Farrell government abolished Game Council NSW and suspended hunting on public land in NSW!
With less than 2% signing the petition so far, it seems that shooters and fishers have not done everything they can... so please follow this link and sign the petition.