Budget commitment to Aboriginal fishing welcomed

21 June, 2017

Budget commitment to Aboriginal fishing welcomed
21 June 2017 

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has welcomed the NSW Government's Budget announcement of a $1.5 million Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund.

Funding over three years for the Trust Fund was announced in the 2017-18 Budget.

NSWALC Chair Roy Ah-See thanked Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair.

"For Aboriginal peoples, fishing is about feeding our families and communities and retaining customs that go to the heart of our culture and identity.

"The NSW Aboriginal Land Council looks forward to working with the NSW Government to ensure the benefits of the Trust are fully realised and Aboriginal peoples are genuinely involved in decision-making."

Media contact: Andrew Williams 0429 585 291


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.