The Australian Seafood Industry operates in a diverse and dynamic environment and although the volume produced in Australia is small by world standards, the value and quality of our product and sustainability of our practices are globally recognized. For the Seafood Industry to continue to be a world leader in seafood production and quality there must be an opportunity to learn from each other and plan for the future.
The role of Seafood Directions is to provide a significant opportunity for fisheries researchers, fisheries managers and others who work in support of the industry, to examine key contemporary and strategic issues and develop blueprints that will ensure a sustainable, profitable and socially resilient seafood industry in Australia.As stated previously, this function of Seafood Directions is particularly valuable in the absence of a National Peak Body representing the interests of the Australian Seafood Industry as a whole.
The need for Seafood Directions is indicated by the ongoing support of key stakeholders of the seafood industry , as is evident by the level of industry sponsorship and attendance at the conference series.
Conference registrations of 244 which included 13 free for Sponsors were considered to be well above expectations. The higher than expected registrations and sound management resulted in the conference making a profit.
Feedback from delegates personally and via Facebook and emails indicated a high degree of satisfaction and a lack of negative comment.