This project will address the skills shortage in the Australian seafood industry, particularly in remote and rural areas and will also encourage more women to get involved in the industry.
The Australian Seafood CRC was one of the 100 hand-picked organisations to become involved with ALife. This program aims to replace the career guide that school leavers get when they have finished high school. The Australian Seafood CRC hopes that by participating in this program the younger generation (Generation X and Y) will choose a career within the Australian seafood industry.
So far all Australian schools have been provided with copies of ALife and have access to the website. Students surveyed requested more information on seafood profiles such as: research scientist, aquaculture production assistant and import/export.