Fishing Aboriginal Waters

Aboriginal waters are waters which overlay Aboriginal land, from the intertidal coastline to the tidal extent of creeks and river systems. 
Aboriginal culture is over 60,000 years old, and Aboriginal people have deep connections to their Sea Country, including the aquatic species which inhabit it.   
In 2008, the High Court of Australia confirmed that tidal waters overlaying Aboriginal land are private property, and permission must be sought from the land owners for access to those waters.   
View the following pages for information about Fishing Aboriginal Waters in the Northern Territory and how to seek access.