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Fisheries Management Amendment (Enforcement Powers) Bill 2022

4 November 2022

The NSW Government recently introduced the Fisheries Management Amendment (Enforcement Powers) Bill 2022.

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) condemn the proposed changes to NSW fisheries management legislation and the continual criminalisation of Aboriginal Peoples’ fundamental human right to practise our culture and fish in accordance with our laws and customs.…

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Expressions of Interest for the NSWALC Fishing Advisory Committee

9 May 2022

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from people with significant commercial fishing industry experience and knowledge, for independent membership to its Fishing Advisory Committee.

The Fishing Advisory Committee

The Committee is responsible for assessing funding applications and providing recommendations, advice, and direction to the NSWALC Council on applications to the NSWALC Fishing Fund (NFF).

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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.…