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Indigenous Fishing


Priority

Context

Primacy for Indigenous People



Indigenous people have certain recognised rights associated with and based on the prior and continuing occupation of country and water and activities (e.g. fishing, gathering) associated with the use and management of these

Acknowledgement of Indigenous Cultural Practices

Indigenous people have the right to maintain and develop cultural practices to address spiritual, cultural, social and economic needs associated with aquatic resources and landscapes

Self-determination of indigenous rights to use and manage cultural assets and resources

Indigenous people have the right to determine courses of action in relation to use and management of aquatic biological resource

Economic development opportunities arising from indigenous peoples’ cultural assets and associated rights

Indigenous people have the right to engage in economic activity based on the use of traditional aquatic biological resources and/or the right to share in the benefits derived from the exploitation of aquatic biological resources

Capacity building opportunities for indigenous people are enhanced

Indigenous people have the right to access capacity building activities to further their aspirations in the use and management of aquatic biological resources

 

Indigenous Reference Group

In 2012 the FRDC established an Indigenous Reference Group to help bring together a Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, Development and Extension Plan.