OzFish Unlimited is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping the millions of Aussie recreational fishers take control of the health of their rivers, lakes and estuaries and shore up the future of the sport they love. OzFish Unlimited partners with fishers and the broader community to invest time and money into the protection and restoration of our waterways, counteracting decades of degradation.

What we do

  • Work with fishers to make local fishing grounds healthy, vibrant and more productive.

  • Share ideas on how to improve, restore and protect fish habitat.

  • Seek grants and support for hands–on habitat restoration.

  • Provide events, resources, education and research that support fishing groups to achieve local outcomes.


Jim Stening
Jim founded FIIG Securities Limited in 1998, holding the position of Managing Director until 2012. He is a Fellow of Read more.
Craig Copeland
Craig is the CEO and founder of OzFish Unlimited. He has been been leading the protection and restoring fish habitat Read more.
Matt Hansen – Director
Matt started fishing as soon as he could walk! He’s a passionate angler and is the founder and President of Read more.
John Burgess – Director
Since 2012, John has held the role as Director of the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation. He serves on various fishery Read more.
Matt Barwick – Director
Director of Greenfish Consulting, Matt has over fifteen years’ experience in delivering projects to improve fishing opportunities in Australia and Read more.
Paul Tully – Director
As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McInnes Lawyers and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, Paul Read more.
David Coogan – Director
David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and a senior partner at Read more.
Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper – Director
Dr Mallen-Cooper is an internationally recognised expert in fish ecology and fish passage with over 35 years’ experience in researching Read more.
Michelle Wenner – Director
Michelle has over 10 years combined experience working across government, the private sector and academia in natural resource management with Read more.
Dr Kate Brooks – Director
Based in Melbourne, Kate is a social scientist, passionate about increasing collaboration, and subsequent benefits, between community, industry and government Read more.
Paul Nagy – Director
Paul has loved fishing and the Australian outdoors ever since he could walk, and is now passing that passion on Read more.
Bonita ‘Snagger’ Brown – Director
Award winning broadcaster for ABC Local Radio, ‘Snagger Brown’ hosted local, state and national programs for over a decade and Read more.


Private: Dr Michael Sierp – Senior Program Manager, SA
Dr Michael Sierp is the Managing Director of Aquatic Biosecurity Pty Ltd. Michael has had significant success delivering fisheries projects Read more.
Kate Bradshaw – Project Officer
Kate studied Environmental Science (Hons) at Southern Cross University and has worked as a research assistant and tutor, with a Read more.
Cassie Price – Director of Habitat Programs
Cassie is driven by a passion for sustainable resources, a love of fishing and her farming background. Her career spans Read more.
Rowena Terone – Business Manager
Rowena has over 8 years’ experience in administration, community engagement and organisational development in the not for profit sector. Originally Read more.
Geoff Collins – Project Manager North Queensland
Based in Townsville, North Queensland, Geoff has a solid background in biological science. Over the past decade Geoff has worked Read more.
Dr Ben Diggles – Senior Program Manager
Dr Diggles has worked with many clients in government, aquaculture, recreational fisheries, and commercial fisheries throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia Read more.
Andrew Matthews – Senior Program Manager
Andrew is a passionate fisher with an in-depth understanding in the complexities of sustainable recreational fisheries management, whilst recognising the Read more.
Ben Cleveland – Senior Project Manager
Ben has grown up fishing the waters of Port Phillip Bay and Victoria’s coast completing a Marine Biology degree at Read more.