Wanted: your views on fisheries management

Posted: June 7th, 2023

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is working on a national strategy for engagement with First Nations groups and Federal agencies responsible for fisheries management – and wants to hear from Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) and Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs).

Both the FRDC and UTS are developing collaborative workshops focused on fisheries and marine management issues and are committed to a mutual benefit and co-design model for any First Nations peoples wishing to express their views.

It follows changes made to the Fisheries Management Act 1991 in 2017 that require the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to consider the interests of Indigenous, commercial and recreational fishers in Commonwealth fisheries management decisions.

Dr Nick McClean from the Climate Society and Environment Research Centre at UTS welcomes input on how the strategy should be developed via nicholas.mcclean@uts.edu.au. Read more about the project.


Have your say on fisheries management