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Maintaining cultural practices and building knowledge and capacity to support sustainable fishing of the Gynburra on Narungga Sea Country

In 2018 the Narungga people of Yorke Peninsula signed the historic 10-year Buthera Agreement with the South Australia Government, to drive development, economic enterprise and collaborative engagement. This study by Narungga people sought to improve understanding of the fishery biology and ecology of the culturally significant Gynburra species, also known as Butterfish or Strongfish. The project had an explicit focus on developing the skills, capabilities and capacities of Narungga people in fishery science and stewardship to support sustainable fishing of the Gynburra on Narungga Sea Country, and strengthen their cultural ownership by extending the findings to the broader community.

Project date

19 Jan 2022-30 Nov 2022
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Principal investigator

Garry E. Goldsmith

Research organisation

Southern Fishery and Ecosystem Solutions (SFES)

Project funded by

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Aquaculture Wild catch fisheries

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is a co-funded partnership between its two stakeholders, the Australian Government and the …

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Wild catch fisheries
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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