Draft roadmap to 100 percent ownership

On 9 April 2014, the PZJA acknowledged and supported the aspirations of 100 per cent ownership of Torres Strait fisheries by Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Traditional Owners. The PZJA also acknowledged and recognised the rights of existing non-traditional fishers in the Torres Strait. The PZJA also noted a draft Roadmap to 100 ownership, which sets out the priorities and strategies that will ensure Commercial Fisheries in the Torres Strait progress to 100 per cent ownership by Torres Strait Communities. and agreed to seek comments from Torres Strait Communities and other stakeholders on the draft. Community consultation will be undertaken in the next few months to discuss the draft Road Map with Fishery stakeholders.

 For further information please contact Jeremy smith from the Torres Strait Regional Authority on (07) 4069 0700