Dhawurr/batjbarra fish trap by Mary Dhapalany (1)

Dhawurr/batjbarra fish trap

Fish traps are placed into the river to face the oncoming fish. The woven tunnel traps the fish and prevents their escape. The traps are tapered so when they are submerged in the water, the water pressure wedges them into place. Traditionally, the fish traps are operated at night time.