Elements of the post-harvest sector have previously been considered part of the aquaculture or commercial ﬁshing sectors but, more recently, they have become a sector in their own right.
This sector could therefore beneﬁt from the FRDC undertaking marketing activities on its behalf.
There are many opportunities to improve the proﬁtability of ﬁshing and aquaculture in the post-harvest sector. These include reducing processing waste, improving the value-add of processed products, and gaining a better understanding of consumer needs. Research, Development and Extension funded by the FRDC could answer questions in all of these areas.
The post-harvest sector includes some businesses that are vertically integrated controlling a product from harvest to delivery to the consumer. However, many businesses only operate in one area of the supply chain. There are many opportunities to improve proﬁtability through better supply-chain connections.