Keeping fishing traditions alive: PHOTOS

An Indigenous fisherman hopes a documentary will be made to keep the contribution of his people alive for future generations.

Mogo's Andrew Nye was featured earlier this month in the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner after the final mullet run of the season.

The licensed commercial fisherman said then he feared his children and grandchildren would be priced out of the market, as licensing costs rose.

Mr Nye learned his trade from his father and said his family had been fishing commercially for five generations, combining indigenous knowledge of fish stocks and habits with modern methods.

Mr Nye fishes with the Eurobodalla’s Jessop family.

This week, Mr Nye said he hoped the story of fishing on the Eurobodalla coast could be preserved before he dies.

“I was born a fisherman and I will die a fisherman,” he said.

A short film – Connected to the Sea, Nigali Time - was made with the help of Campbell Page in recent years, but Mr Nye hopes a longer documentary could be made.

“I would like to sit down and really think it through,” he said.

“I would like to see the story told.”

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