17 February 2016
Concerns remain about cultural fishing regulation
The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) remains concerned about a proposed State Government's Regulation that will place restrictions on Aboriginal people's cultural fishing.
Late last year, NSWALC and NTSCORP made a joint submission to the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
The submission was informed by concerns raised by the community during consultations held around the State last year.
The NSWALC/NTSCORP position is:
The NSW Government has not released any responses to submissions.
NSWALC is concerned that the NSW Government will implement a deeply flawed Regulation that won't allow Aboriginal people to practice cultural fishing and will limit the ability of Aboriginal people to practice cultural fishing.
NSWALC encourages LALCs to contact the Minister directly to raise concerns about the proposed Regulation. The Minister's contact details are: https://www.nsw.gov.au/ministercontactform/minister-blair