The Coastal Economy

Top End Coasts underpin one of the most important economic and cultural pursuits – the Top End fishing experience. 

Healthy coasts and rivers are central to our Top End way of life, our economic success and our culture.  They contribute $2billion to the Territory economy each year, supporting more than 6,000 jobs and are a powerful drawcard for tourists from around the world. 

Fishing and marine wildlife tours are core to our regional economies where 70% of our recreational fishing occurs, generating jobs and supporting local businesses. Yet, there are so many more opportunities still to be explored for coastal tourism.

While our coasts are mostly in good shape, they are under threat. TAKE ACTION now, learn more of THE PROBLEMS, or scroll through more of what's special below.