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End Prosecutions for Aboriginal Cultural Fishing

20 October 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) calls on the NSW Government to support Aboriginal cultural fishing practices by ending the prosecutions of Aboriginal people exercising their cultural fishing rights.

This follows recent media coverage of the 2018 apprehension of 74-year-old Kevin Mason by NSW Fisheries officers, where the great-grandfather was chased into the sea at Narooma because of a small bag of abalone with which he was going to feed his family.…

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The NSW Aboriginal Land Council Announces NSWALC Fishing Fund Recipient

8 February 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to announce that Wiradjuri man Mr Aaron Chamberlain has been successful with his application to the NSWALC Fishing Fund.

The Fishing Advisory Committee unanimously recommended providing a grant to Mr Chamberlain to enable him to purchase an established business ‘Hawkesbury River Seafood,’ with 200 shares in estuary prawn trawl, a fully licensed boat, and equipment.…