Aquaculture and Wild Catch Industry Reference Committee

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:

Organisation Type or Category Organisation or Area of Expertise Representative Coverage
Employer / Enterprise National Aquaculture Council Mr Brian Jeffriess National
Southern Rock Lobster Ltd Mr Justin Phillips National
Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council Mr Rory Byrne TAS
Industry Association South Australian Oyster Growers Representative to be announced
Employee Representative Australian Workers Union Mr Kade Wakefield National
Regulator  Department of Primary Industries -Fisheries NSW  Mr Mathew Richardson NSW
Sector Expertise Expert – Aquaculture Mr Andrew Tabor National
Expert –Aquaculture Mr Mark Cody National
Expert – Aquaculture Mr Steven Gill (Deputy Chair) WA
Expert  - Aquaculture (crustaceans) Ms Helen Jenkins QLD
Expert – Wild Catch Fishing Ms Franca Romeo SA
Expert – Wild Catch Fishing Mr Johnathon Davey (Chair) VIC
Expert – Seafood Processing and Wholesaling Ms Lisa Terry NSW