Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm (home to KMRS) is situated amongst Ardyaloon land and sea country, traditionally owned by the Bardi Jawi people of the northern-most region of the Dampier Peninsula. The nearby Bardi Jawi community at One Arm Point (8km north of Cygnet Bay) includes a township with general store, community office, school and local Ranger base and is an important cultural focal point for the Bardi Jawi people along with the nearby Sunday Island group. Likewise, the Adryaloon Tropical Aquaculture Hatchery is situated at One Arm Point.
As long time friends and neighbours, Cygnet Bay Pearls and the Bardi Jawi people share a long-standing relationship and histories entwined. Cygnet Bay Pearls acknowledges and respects the cultural values associated with the Bardi Jawi coastline and encourages all interested researchers to operate within this scope of this important consideration.
All researchers planning field work in the Kimberley region and/or through KMRS must consider Native Title at all times. Native Title exists over the Kimberley mainland, coastline and islands. Please contact KMRS for more information.
One Arm Point Ardyaloon Remote Community School Bush Rangers Program
KMRS is proud to be involved in the Ardyaloon High School Bush Rangers Program, an initiative designed to engage students interested in science and the environment in field-oriented learning experiences. There are various ways to contribute to and participate in the program including hosting workshops, excursions and interactive presentations as well as assistance with course content and study packs. KMRS encourages all visiting teams to get involved and share their marine expertise through the program. Please contact the Research Officer to discuss aspirations and opportunities for involvement.