Journal article

Fishing Lifestyles: 'Territorians', Traditional Owners and the Management of Recreational Fishing in Kakadu National Park

Lisa Palmer

AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHICAL STUDIES | INST AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHERS BUSINESS MANAGER | Published : 2004

Abstract

The relationships between traditional Aboriginal land owners and other Park users in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory are characterised by competing agendas and competing ideas about appropriate ways of relating to the environment. Similarly, the management of recreational fishing in the Park is permeated by the tensions and opposition of contested ideas and perspectives from non-Aboriginal fishers and Aboriginal traditional owners. The local knowledge and rights of 'Territorians' [non-Aboriginal Northern Territory residents] are continually pitted against the local knowledge and rights of Aboriginal traditional owners. Under these circumstances, debates between non-Aboriginal ..

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