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Cultural site protection

Published 1 July 2021 Undertake local cultural research activities with local Elders and communities, starting with Buckenbowra fish trap.
content image Fish trap at Buckenbowra River


Cultural fish traps hold important physical and spiritual connections to Sea Country for Aboriginal people.

There is much evidence of the use of cultural fish traps for thousands of years along the NSW coast, providing Aboriginal communities with fresh seafood and supporting cultural gatherings at important meeting places.

This project supports Aboriginal communities to protect these significant cultural sites by developing conservation plans, undertaking research and monitoring, and doing repair and maintenance.


NSW South Coast – Buckenbowra (southwest of Batemans Bay)

Local government areas - Bega Valley Shire, Eurobodalla Shire

Lead agency

Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries


Department of Premier & Cabinet (Heritage NSW)

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