Preserving traditional fishing practices


A group of people standing beside a fishing boat

Celebrating completion of a boat building and net making project that will help preserve traditional fishing practices on the NSW south coast.


A men’s group from the Wallaga Lake Aboriginal community village will use a hand-made boat and fishing nets to preserve cultural fishing practices.

The men took part in a series of workshops over the past four months to regain important cultural knowledge about boat-building and net-making skills.

The boat-building and net-making projects were supported with funding from the NSW Government’s Marine Estate Management Strategy, DPI Aboriginal Fishing Trust Fund, Transport for NSW and the Katungal Aboriginal Medical Service.

Listen to a story about the project on ABC Radio.


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