Daly River mouth to an area of land south of Cape Ford Agreement

Government has reached an agreement with the Northern Land Council and Bamiyak, Banagaiya and Banagula Traditional Owners from the Daly River mouth region along the coastline to the boundary of Mabaluk land within the Daly River / Port Keats Aboriginal Land Trust.

This now means that the Government has reached an agreement from the four Traditional Owner groups in this region (Daly River mouth to an area of land south of Cape Ford) after having previously received consent from the Mabaluk Traditional Owners.

The Government’s proposal includes a commitment in funds for Marine Ranger patrols (with training), a Code of Conduct, and funding as cash payments to recognise the level of recreational and commercial fishing (including Fishing Tour Operators) in the region.

The decision means that the Government has reached an agreement with Traditional Owners for access to the inter-tidal waters overlying Aboriginal land within this region for a 20 year period. Recreational fishers and other water users have access to these waters without the need for individual permits or permit fees.

The decision also provides an agreement (permission) for Fishing Tour Operators and commercial fishers to access inter-tidal waters overlying Aboriginal land in this region.

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