Lots to celebrate about the seafood on your plate this World Fisheries Day


Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), the national peak-body representing Australia’s commercial fishing industry, is encouraging all Australians to celebrate World Fisheries Day today.

“We really are the lucky country when it comes to seafood, and we have a lot to be proud of,” SIA CEO Jane Lovell said.

“To celebrate, why not tuck into some great Aussie seafood brought to you by the 41,000 people in this country who work hard to supply the best quality seafood all year-round.

“We should also celebrate the fact the Australian seafood industry continues to be a world leader when it comes to sustainability and innovation.

“For the sixth consecutive year, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has given our solely Commonwealth-managed fisheries a positive report card.ii

“This is unprecedented internationally and highlights the quality of Australia’s Commonwealth fisheries management and commitment to providing Australians with sustainable seafood.

“An example of home-grown innovation is the world-first prawn traceability program which verifies provenance to a forensic standard, protecting the integrity and origin of Australian prawns.

“In another milestone, SIA recently launched “Our Pledge”. This is our commitment to the community, and to each other, that we will do the right thing to ensure a vibrant future for the Australian seafood industry.

“World Fisheries Day gives us the opportunity not only to celebrate these milestones, but to highlight the importance of healthy oceans and environments.

“Actively caring for our ocean and environment is a key part of “Our Pledge”.

“Australians love their premium quality seafood, and the Australian seafood industry is committed to putting great local seafood on tables locally and across the world for generations to come.”

Business Business & Economy Food & Wine

Seafood Industry Australia :
PO Box 251 Wallan VIC 3756, Australia Wide
Seafood Industry Australia
Showing 8 recent articles for this business
'Aussie! Aussie! Aussie?': Seafood industry calls on Aussies to support origin labelling review 06 August 2020 | The Australian seafood industry has called on consumers to support the expansion of the current Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) laws to include seafood sold in foodservice as the Government begins a review of... More information...
Mental health pilot program launches 28 July 2020 | A program focused on mental health early intervention, engagement and education in the Australian commercial fishing industry is being piloted across the country by Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), supported by... More information...
'Celebration of an icon': $4 million helping hand announced as fishers reel from COVID impact 20 June 2020 | This funding will allow the Australian seafood industry to deliver a 12-month national awareness program designed to provide a much needed boost to the Australia seafood industry, and the supply chain that supp... More information...
'Eat seafood, Australia': Industry calls for support 01 May 2020 | "Eat seafood, Australia!" is the catch-cry of the Australian seafood industry as it asks the community to rally together to support the industry during the coronavirus crisis. More information...
SIA announces resignation of CEO 09 April 2020 | Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has announced the resignation of CEO Jane Lovell, effective immediately. More information...
‘No need to abandon tradition’: Easter festivities can still go ahead, says Australian seafood industry 06 April 2020 | This Easter will be unlike any we have ever experienced, but Aussies can still enjoy a traditional Easter spread says Seafood Industry Australia CEO Jane Lovell. More information...
'Back to business': Australian seafood industry buoyed by Federal support 01 April 2020 | Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has welcomed the Federal Government's $110 million International Freight Assistance announcement. More information...
‘Keep fish on the table’: Seafood industry eagerly awaits government assistance 23 March 2020 | Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has called for government assistance to keep the industry afloat. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service