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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Details:

Title

ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Creator

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Collection

Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Place of publication

Alyangula

Volume

2012-2027

Copyright owner

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254602

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/529654

Page content

ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 6. Goal B: Best Practice Service Delivery 53 Local business, Angabunumanja Aboriginal Corporation and Tropical Aquaculture Australia have also established a joint venture, called Traditional Trepang Traders Joint Venture, to set-up a sustainable trepang farming business at Bartalumba Bay. The joint venture has secured leases and licences and is calling on the ALC to recommend seed funding of $375,000 via its economic arm GEBIE to help set up the enterprise, which is predicted to have net profits over $4 million by the third year. HISTORY OF TREPANG ON GROOTE EYLANDT Wild harvesting of trepang has been going on since the 1600's as one of Australias oldest export industries. Every wet season between the late 1600's and 1908 Macassan sailors fished for trepang or sea slug from Groote Eylandt. While the trepang is not generally thought of as tasty seafood in Australia, Asian consumers love it and believe it has medicinal qualities. Trepang prized by the Chinese as an aphrodisiac Trepang were so abundant on the beaches that the Macassan sailors often stayed for months at a time. The remains of trepang processing plants dating back to the 18th or 19th centuries can still be found on Eylandt. COMMERCIAL FISHING & SHRIMPS NT commercial fisheries provide high quality seafood such as mud crab, tropical snappers, barramundi, shark and mackerel to restaurants and retail markets across the world. Aquaculture is currently quite small in the NT at only $27.08 million, including $5.75 million in barramundi. The ALC is investigating the potential of different fish species for their commercial viability with the aim of helping local fishing people to set up small businesses. Another project being explored is a large-scale aquaculture venture: a shrimp farm exporting product to China. The ALC plans to explore funding and resources available for pilot programs and establishing costs, and approach existing operations in places including Berri Springs, Nhulunbuy or Humpty Doo for insights and information. The ALC is also exploring existing commercial Spanish Mackerel and wild Barramundi operations in East Arnhem with the view to cooperate on freight and distribution lines. GIANT CLAMS New and innovative aquaculture projects are being actively explored in partnership with NT Fisheries and other stakeholders.


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