Aquaculture and Wild Catch Industry Reference Committee

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IRC membership details are updated each quarter.

The Aquaculture and Wild Catch IRC will have responsibility for national training package qualifications relevant to the seafood industry, which can be described as having four sectors: aquaculture (offshore and onshore), fishing (commercial), seafood processing, fishery compliance and seafood wholesaling.

These qualifications are included in the SFI11 Seafood Industry Training Package.

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.

Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.

The Aquaculture and Wild Catch IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Skills Impact. For more information visit Skills Impact.

Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.

The AISC has approved the following members for the Aquaculture and Wild Catch IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type  Jurisdiction
Regulator  Department of Primary Industries NSW Andrew Driscoll Member NSW
Employer Enterprise  National Aquaculture Council Brian Jeffriess Member SA
Industry Expert TAFE NSW Lisa Terry Member NSW
Industry Expert Southern Tasmanian Divers Andrew Tabor Member TAS
Industry Expert Wildcatch Fisheries SA Franca Romeo Member SA
Industry Expert Eastern Zone Abalone Industry Association Helen Burvill Member VIC
Employer Enterprise  Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council James Garde Member TAS
Industry Expert Melons Australia Johnathon Davey Chair  QLD
Employee Representative Australian Workers Union - National Kade Wakefield Member VIC
Industry Expert Primary Industry Skills Council Mark Cody Member SA
Industry Expert Maxima Opportunity Group Steven Gill Deputy Chair WA
Employer Enterprise  Southern Rock Lobster Ltd Tom Cosentino Member SA
Peak/Advisory/Association SA Oysters Growers Associations (Oceanwatch) TBA Member SA