South Coast cultural fishermen feel persecuted and harassed

Laura Carolina Corrigan
By Laura Carolina Corrigan
Updated December 3 2021 - 5:26am, first published December 2 2021 - 1:30am
75 year old Kevin Mason has been fishing the waters of the south coast his whole life. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

John Carriage lets me into his home Near Wollongong on the South Coast of NSW. His two year old son James plays with Lola the bulldog in the garden in front of us. The garden is a jumble of play equipment -- balls of different codes, one of those red and yellow Cozy Coupes. John tells me his kid loves the ocean, but taking him to the beach isn't the same since he was convicted.

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Laura Carolina Corrigan

Canberra Times producer with a background in news and podcasts.