- Responsible fishing
- High Court Decision
The Government has reached an agreement with Traditional Owners for access to the inter-tidal waters overlying Aboriginal land within the McArthur River and Sir Edward Pellew Group of Islands region for a 20 year period. Recreational fishers and other recreational users now have permission to access these waters without individual permits or permit fees.
The decision also provides an agreement (permission) for Fishing Tour Operators and commercial fishers to access waters overlying Aboriginal land within the inter-tidal waters of the McArthur River and the Sir Edward Pellew Group of Islands.
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.
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