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The key to sustaining coastal communities

21 October 2016

Locally-caught fish with chips is a delicious highlight for many coastal holiday makers. Now new research shows just how much the local catch means economically and socially for coastal communities.

People fishing from a small boat

Findings of a two-year University of Technology Sydney research study, Valuing Coastal Fisheries, reveal that both social and economic factors must be considered when measuring the value professional fishing delivers to communities.

The study reveals how professional fishing contributes to the social and economic well being of NSW coastal communities, and shows Indigenous operators add economically and culturally to their Indigenous communities, providing extra income, independence and pride.

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