All the definitions of 'Íntertidal Zone' are similar and say, ........."Of or being the region between the high tide mark and the low tide mark."
Now according to all the charts that we can find, the area marked in green on the map below is the intertidal zone for Knife Island, it is much larger for Crocodile Island...
|The green area is where the land can dry during tides ie the area between high and low tide.|
So where can we fish if we are not aboriginal or have a permit which are the only two exceptions in the act. Who knows???? We have emailed both the Minister and the Northern Lands Council in relation to this, also to see how we can get a permit if it is necessary but at this stage we have had no replies.
It is worrying because none of us wish to do the wrong thing by anybody, but the whole issue is quiet confusing to people like me.
When we get something concrete we will put it out to you.