Recreational fishing on Aboriginal land

Rules for fishing on Aboriginal land

All of the following code of conduct rules apply on Aboriginal land: 

  • all fishing possession limits and rules apply in all areas of the NT, whether on Aboriginal land or not
  • certain areas may be temporarily closed for cultural ceremonies with little or no notice
  • do not enter areas containing identified sacred sites
  • follow alcohol restrictions for the area
  • do not enter no-fishing zones
  • take only the fish you need and follow the guidelines for releasing your catch
  • be courteous to other water users and the local Aboriginal community
  • do not clean or dispose of fish near an Aboriginal community
  • remove rubbish and dispose of it correctly to avoid trapping birds and aquatic creatures.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017