Aboriginal fishing

Fishing has always been an important part of the cultural and economic life of Aboriginal communities.

For many Aboriginal people fishing is an integral component of connection to their traditional country.

Aboriginal culture traditionally recognises extended family. Quite often it is a few family members who fish for many, especially in circumstances where members of the family are elderly or are unable to participate in the fishing activity.

Protecting and promoting cultural fishing activities of Aboriginal communities is recognised in managing our fisheries resources with measures that provide for  continued access to and involvement of Aboriginal people in management of the NSW fisheries resource.

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