The fight to protect Indigenous Fishing Rights in NSW

For millennia, Aboriginal people in NSW have stewarded fisheries resources.

Despite the recognition of Indigenous fishing rights in native title laws, the NSW Government fails to uphold them.

Over the past 20 years, Aboriginal fishing rights have often been ignored, leading to a disproportionate number of Indigenous people being prosecuted for fishing offenses.

Sally Treveton, Anaiwan Biripi woman and Legal Research Officer at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) joined 2SER Breakfast to explain why this is happening.

For more on the topic, check out Towards Truth, a partnership between the Indigenous Law Centre and the PIAC, that maps laws and policies that have impacted the lives of First Nations people since 1788.

Image Credit: Shutterstock – James C Farr

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