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Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

Details:

Title

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

Other title

AFANT newsletter

Creator

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory

Collection

Amateur Fisherman's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Amateur Fisherman's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

Date

2017-04-01

Location

Palmerston

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Fishing; Boats and boating; Periodicals

Publisher name

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

Amateur Fisherman's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

Volume

Newsletter, 1 April 2017

Previously known as

AFANT In-depth newsletter; Indepth : the official newsletter of the Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory (AFANT)

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory.

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/267065

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445218

Page content

4 Rec Only Shoal Bay Mud Crab MoU Extended AFANT and the Northern Territory Seafood Council have extended the MoU which ensures there will be no transfer of commercial crabbing effort into Shoal Bay. The 12 month extension has been put in place by the two peak bodies whilst the Harvest Strategy and longer term management arrangements for the fishery are being developed. AFANT are pleased that the commercial fishers continue to acknowledge the special significance of the Shoal Bay area to recreational crabbers. We look forward to progressing resource allocation through the official fisheries management framework. If you have concerns about crabbing activity in Shoal Bay, please contact AFANT directly. Sea Country (Blue Mud Bay) Negotiations continue.. Since the last update, AFANT has attended another meeting of the Sea Country Access Negotiating Committee in Darwin. Our President also attended the NLC Full Council Meeting in Katherine. AFANT continues to engage in constructive dialogue aimed at securing long term certainty of access to Aboriginal owned inter-tidal fishing areas. The 2008 Blue Mud Bay High Court decision established property rights to the water overlying the inter-tidal zone of the coastline belonging to Traditional Owners. This constitutes almost 85% of the NT coast. Access agreements allowing permit-free recreational fishing access have been negotiated between Following the Full Council meeting in Katherine, the NLC announced a 6-month extension of the waiver to require permits for fishing until December 31, 2017. AFANT hopes that discussions can progress constructively towards a more certain future for all parties. Being able to access many of the areas not covered by an agreement is very important to the recreational fishing community. We also believe that recreational fishing has the potential to deliver significant social and economic benefits to regional and remote Click here to read the full Media Release


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