What the report is about This project identifies, synthesises and summarises the key messages of eight projects that have been funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) and the Indigenous Reference Group (IRG) on fisheries
Budget expenditure: $167,738.00
Project Status:
Principal Investigator: Leila Alkassab
Organisation: Land to Sea Consulting
Project start/end date: 31 Aug 2019 - 8 Mar 2020


The IRG has raised a need to synthesise the key messages from previous projects that they have supported. In order to ensure that the data and information from these projects are accessible and easily understood for various audiences (includes Indigenous, commercial and recreational stakeholders, researchers, policy makers and the general public), the IRG has identified a need to create succinct materials that can be useful to those that seek to develop policy and stimulate community driven engagement.


1. To gain an understanding of the materials and formats that policy-makers and key fisheries organizations need in their utilization of research to develop policy.
2. To improve general stakeholder awareness of the key research findings in of FRDC and IRG projects.
3. To provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with material that they can use in their engagement with government and non-government agencies.
4. To develop a succinct fact-sheets and a report that integrate the key messages of eight previous IRG projects in a user-friendly and culturally appropriate way.

Project products

Brochure • 2020-08-01 • 33.17 MB
2018-183-synthesis report.pdf
Indigenous communities in Australia have utilised, shared and traded marine resources since time immemorial. These communities continue to hold strong connections and knowledge to aquatic ecosystems...
Brochure • 4.65 MB
2018-183-Summary booklet–2012-216 Indigenous Cultural Fishing and Fisheries Governance.pdf
Brochure • 2020-08-01 • 9.97 MB
2018-183-Summary booklet-2013-017 Optimising the Management of Tropical Reef Fish through the Development of Indigenous Scientific Capability.pdf
Brochure • 2020-08-01 • 50.93 MB
2018-183-Summary booklet-2013-218 Building the capacity and performance of Indigenous fisheries.pdf
Brochure • 2020-08-01 • 42.41 MB
2018-183-Summary booklet-2014-233 Improving access for Indigenous Australians to, and involvement in, the use and management of Australia’s fisheries resources.pdf
Brochure • 2020-08-01 • 15.98 MB
2018-183-Summary booklet-2015-205 Livelihood values of Indigenous customary fishing.pdf
Brochure • 2020-08-01 • 12.26 MB
2018-183-Summary booklet-2016-201 Business opportunities and impediments for Aboriginal community development in supportive fishing industries in the Roper River to Robinson River area of the Northern Territory.pdf
Brochure • 2020-08-01 • 13.39 MB
2018-183-Summary booklet-2016-204 'Wave to Plate' establishing a market for cultural fisheries in Tasmania.pdf
Brochure • 2020-08-01 • 24.76 MB
2018-183-Summary booklet-2016-206 Business Nous Indigenous business development opportunities and impediment in the fishing and seafood industry.pdf

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