Arnhem Land community calls for ban on commercial fishing in its waters


Traditional owners in , 500 kilometres east of , are campaigning to ban commercial in their waterways.

Julius Kernan, a traditional owner, told the ABC his sons were struggling to catch enough fish to feed their families.

“We’re just upset, they’ve been doing this for too long, and our catch rate is going right down especially for ,” he said.

“I’ve got three sons who hunt every day, they’re having problems [catching fish] and it’s happening right in front of us.


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