NSWALC Fishing Fund Fishing Advisory Committee – One More Committee Member Required

18 September, 2019

18 September 2019

NSWALC Fishing Fund Fishing Advisory Committee - One More Committee Member Required

APPLICATIONS Close - 30 September 2019 at 5pm

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) launched the NSWALC Fishing Fund in September 2019 and invites people to apply to join the NSWALC Fishing Advisory Committee.

What is the NSWALC Fishing Fund?

The Fund is to support the growth and development of the NSW Aboriginal fishing industry and to achieve long term economic opportunities for Aboriginal communities.

Funding will be provided to support Aboriginal people to undertake commercial fishing activities in the following fishing industries:
  • Wild harvesting
  • Aqua culture fishing
  • Charter fishing
Funding can be used to support an existing business or establish a new business.

What is the NSWALC Fishing Advisory Committee?

The Fishing Advisory Committee will be responsible for assessing funding applications and providing recommendations, advice and direction to the Council on the applications.

Fishing Advisory Committee Member Position

NSWALC is seeking someone with significant experience and knowledge of the commercial fishing industry for independent membership of its Fishing Advisory Committee.

Members of the Committee will be selected for their skills, experience and knowledge and Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply. Selection criteria include:
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, the NSW fishing industry, including aquaculture.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, the NSW tourism industry, including charter fishing.
  • Knowledge and experience in business, especially within the Aboriginal business sector.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal organisations.
  • Strong networks in relevant business communities.
If you, or anyone you know is interested in being on the Committee and meets at least two of the above criteria, contact Strategy and Policy for more information, email policy@alc.org.au or phone (02) 9689 4520.

Applications close 5pm Monday 30 September 2019.


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.