Fishing in Wadeye region

Wadeye is the main community and service centre for the Thamarrurr region.

The Kardu Yek Diminin are the Traditional Owners of the land on which Wadeye is situated.

The Thamarrurr region is part of the Daly River Port Keats Aboriginal Land Trust.

There are thousands of cultural sites in the region including ceremony and sacred sites.

The Moyle River and floodplain provide important habitat for migratory birds, breeding grounds for fish and crocodiles and food for grazing animals.

You must respect and recognise the cultural, spiritual, social and economic values of the land and water to the people.

Access to land and waters

Recreational fishers can fish in the intertidal waters from Dooley Point to a point south of the Old Mission including the tidal area of Docherty Island.

Recreational fishers, fishing tour operators and commercial fishers don't need a permit to access these waters.

You must not fish or come ashore in any other areas.

You must have a permit to access the land. To apply for a permit, contact the Northern Land Council office in Darwin on 08 8920 5100. To apply online go to the Northern Land Council website.

Last updated: 01 February 2019

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