Aboriginal fishing: When culture becomes criminal

Feb 25, 2016, 08:50 AM

'Why should we go and apply for a permit when fisheries know that we've got a right to go out and get a feed,' Wally Stewart says.

'That's what we are saying—we don’t need to go and get a permit. As far as I'm concerned they are still trying to put a regulation on us, and that is what has destroyed our culture, all these regulations. If they pull me up I’m just going to say I’m exempt from the Fisheries Act and the Marine Park Act as a traditional owner.'

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