Bowfishing for Carp Survey

Client: NSW Department of Primary Industries State: NSW


Bowfishing (a crossover between fishing and hunting) is a popular activity allowed in coastal (not inland) waters under the Fisheries Management Act 1994.

The DPI Game Licensing Unit and Fisheries division under the Fisheries Management Act 1994 undertook an 18-month restricted trial of bowfishing for Carp in specific inland waterways. AEC was commissioned to undertake an online survey with hunters participating in the trial to understand hunter behaviour, types of interactions and compliance with hunting regulations.