Follow Seafood Directions on Twitter Follow Seafood Directions on Facebook

Conference Archive

Seafood Directions | Hobart 2007

Conference Host

Search Archive

The conference theme for Seafood Directions 2007 was "Seafood for Tomorrow: Embracing Change". The conference was organised and hosted by the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council.

Presentations, Speakers & Downloads

Session 1 | Co-Management
PDF Keynote Address - Co-Management: An International Overview & Letting Go The Reins
Peter Rogers, CEO, Department of Fisheries, WA
PDF Developing Trust
Bardy McFarlane, Chairman, Seafood Council of South Australia
PDF Research In Co-Management
Malcolm Haddon, A/Professor, Tasmanian Aquaculture & Fisheries Institute
PDF Empowering Stakeholders to Initiate & Advance R&D Projects in the Seafood Industry
Ian Knuckey, Fishwell Consulting
PDF Four Decades of Swimming Against the Tide
Eddie Hegerl, Director, Marine Ecosystem Policy Advisors
PDF Fisheries Co-Management: Value Proposition & Consequences for Fishers & Management Agencies
Will Zacharin, PIRSA


Session 2 | Climate Change
PDF Keynote Address - Observed physical & Bio-Geochemical Changes in the Ocean
Nathan Bindoff, ACE CRC, CSIRO MAR, University of Tasmania
PDF Climate Change – Impacts on the Marine Environment
Ken Ridgway, Oceanographer, CSIRO
PDF Impacts of Climate Change on Australian Fisheries & Aquaculture
Alistair Hobday, CSIRO & University of Tasmania
PDF Development of a National Climate Change Response Plan for Fisheries & Aquaculture
Will Zacharin, PIRSA Fisheries


Session 3 | People in Industry - Facilitated Panel Discussion
PDF Panel Overview
Facilitator - Amabel Fulton, Rural Development Services
PDF The Challenge of Rapid Expansion
Panelists - Frances Bender & David Wood, Huon Aquaculture Company

PDF The New Zealand Seafood Industry Training Organisation
Panelists - Rolly Raureti, Sector Manager (Seafood Processing)

PDF Fit For Work (Part A) - Drug & Alcohol Program
Panelists - John Atkinson, Human Resources Manager, MG Kailis Pty Ltd

PDF How Healthy is the Australian Seafood Industry?
Panelists - Tanya Adams, Taylored Health & Safety Pty Ltd


Session 4 | Accreditation
PDF Keynote Address - Fisheries Accreditation in Australia | PDF Petrachenko Paper Presentation
Donna Petrachenko, First Assistant Secretary, Marine & Biodiversity Division, DEW
PDF MSC – Was it worth it? The WA Rock Lobster Experience
Ron Edwards, Chairman, Rock Lobster Industry Advisory Committee
PDF ISO Accreditation Standards in Fisheries – The Aquaculture Experience
Serena Zipf, Rocky Point Prawn Farm, Queensland
PDF Environmental management Systems – Their Role in Coastal Fisheries
Tim Mirabella, Chairman, VBIFA; Deputy Chairman, Seafood Industries Victoria
PDF Fish & Chips: Lessons in Sustainability - Certification From the Forest Sector
Hans Drielsma, Executive General Manager, Forestry Tasmania, Director AFS Limited, Director, PEFC Council


Session 5 | Changing Markets
PDF Keynote Address - Trends & Traps (QuickTime Movie)
Roger Berkowitz, President & CEO, Legal Seafoods, Boston USA
PDF Seafood Secrets
Paul Catalano, Business Manager, Catalano Seafoods
PDF Australia's Biggest Seafood Destination
Gus Dannoun, Sydney Fish Market
PDF Position of Australian Southern Rocklobster – Fisher Direct
Matt Muggleton, Development Manager, Southern Rocklobster Limited
PDF Trade Practices Act Implications for the Seafood Industry
Peter Clemes, Regional Director, ACCC
PDF A Seafood Revolution Just a Click Away
Alan Snow & Sharon Parkes, Alan Snow Konsulting
PDF Seafood Experience Australia
Robert Cox, Seafood CRC

4th National Seafood Industry Awards

On 1st November 2007, a gala dinner at Wrest Point Casino held in conjunction with the 4th Australian Seafood Industry Awards, was no doubt the highlight of the Seafood Directions Conference. Hosted by the Tasmanian Fishing Industry Council, the Awards provided the ultimate setting to recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the nation's seafood industry.

Seafood Business Award

Winner: Abacus Fisheries (WA)

The Seafood Business Award attracted nominees from a number of states all of which were of particularly high quality. The judging panel short listed nominees to three.

Sydney Fish Market, Huon Aquaculture

Environment Award

Winner: Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd (WA)

The Environment Award nominees were narrowed down to two.

Anindilyakwa Land Council-Sea Rangers

Seafood Industry Producer Award

Winner: Abacus Fisheries (WA)

While there were five nominees for the Seafood Industry Producer Award, three were short listed.

Australia Bay Seafoods, Huon Aquaculture


Seafood Industry Promotion Award

Winner: Sydney Fish Market (NSW)

The Seafood Industry Promotion Award attracted nominees from six states all of which were of particularly high quality. The judging panel short listed nominees down to three.

The Bowan Seafood Festival (2007), Huon Aquaculture Company

Research and Development Award

Winner: Seafood Secrets (WA)

The Research and Development Award attracted a large number of nominees from which two were short listed.

Australian Seafood Industries Pty Ltd

Seafood Industry Training Award

Winner: Seafood Directions Pty Ltd (QLD)

The judging panel short listed nominees for the Seafood Industry Training Award down to three.

Seafood Training Tasmania and Batavia Maritime Institute (WA).

Seafood Restaurant Award

Winner: Café del Giorno (SA)

The Seafood Restaurant Award attracted nominees from a number of states all of which were of particularly high quality.

Barilla Bay Restaurant, Morgans Seafood, La Beach Restaurant

Seafood Industry Icon Award

Winner: Colin Dyke (TAS)

With the Seafood Industry Icon Award being judged on such criteria as real and positive contribution to industry and establishment of positive precedent–setting outcomes, the judges could identify no more deserved recipient than Colin Dyke of Little Swanport, Tasmania. This recognises his accomplishments and success at both a state and national level.


Press Release:
Australian Seafood Industry Awards 2007 by Neil Stump, Chief Executive Tasmanian Fishing Industry Council.