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1 DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES Image positional only placement optional Washout feature in PPP 70/30 Let’s Seafood…more!

2 DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES –Project –Background –Need –Objectives –Outcomes –Now –Next –Contacts Contents

3 DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES Project DoR Fisheries Division – Establish an East Arnhem Indigenous Fisheries Network. Funds for positions and operational support in region. Assist licence acquisition.

4 DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES Background Years of consultation with Manbuynga ga Rulyapa, ranger groups, traditional owners and Aboriginal organisations. DoR reprioritisation, approved funds to support Indigenous seafood related businesses. Improved coordination and resources to support Yolngu. Not directly related to Blue Mud Bay negotiations but seen as complementary.

5 DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES Need Numerous requests to assist Aboriginal involvement in seafood related business. Unable to effectively assist all requests. Access to abundant seafood. Restricted due to lack of fishing industry and business skills as well as cost to enter and maintain a business. East Arnhem (3 x Wards only) was selected due to strong cultural linkages. Five Growth Towns, and numerous requests from the region over the years.

6 DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES Objectives 1.Traditional owners endorsed fisheries network to assist Yolngu to become involved in the seafood industry. 2.Produce a 3 year strategic plan. 3.Develop a coordinated approach to education and training in seafood and small business skills. 4.Establish at least 3 Yolngu owned seafood businesses within 3 years. 5.Increase supply of fresh seafood in the region. 6.Better engagement of Yolngu in the management of aquatic resources.

7 DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES Outcomes Employment Yolngu Governance Training/skill development Income Health benefits Seafood industry longevity

8 DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES Now Engage Miwatj Health under contract to assist consultation process. 2 ½ months into six month consultation process. DEEWR funding ‘feasibility’ consultancy for the network. Meetings with other support agencies.

9 DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES Next Employ Indigenous Commercial Fishing Mentor. Determine training and skill development needs, work with DET and relevant RTO’s to develop plan. Application to DEEWR under IEP to support positions in any Yolngu owned corporation. Applications to IBA and ABA if/as required.

10 DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES Contacts Robert ‘Bo’ Carne Manager Indigenous Development Fisheries Terry Yumbulul Miwatj


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