A series of videos have been developed as part of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade Fisheries Divisions Aboriginal Fishing Mentor Program to promote safe fishing and processing practices in remote communities.
There are eight videos in the series which are currently available in English and Yolgnu Matha with a further three language translations underway including Murrinh-Patha, Anindilyakwa and Tiwi.
The videos cover work health and safety responsibilities, safety messages for planning a trip, dangerous marine life, safety information on launching a net from land and from a boat, working safely with ropes and nets and how to process fish and maintain a cold chain.
The Aboriginal Fishing Mentor Program delivers training and support to Aboriginal Coastal Licence holders in remote communities across the Northern Territory’s coast with the videos designed to support the fishing activities.
Aboriginal Coastal Licences enables Aboriginal people to establish small scale fishing businesses and increase the availability of fresh seafood in remote communities with fishing operations currently underway in Wadeye, Maningrida, Millingimbi, and Elcho Island.
The videos were created by local Darwin company Dreamedia Creative and were jointly funded by SeSAFE project and Austral Fisheries and the Northern Territory Government.
The series will be distributed to all Aboriginal Coastal Licence holders in the NT and are also available on the Fisheries NT YouTube play list