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The conference theme for Seafood Directions 2003 was "Beyond Sustainability". The conference was organised and hosted by the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC).

Presentations, Speakers & Downloads

PDF Keynote Address: Beyond sustainability – experiences with rights based fisheries management
Bjørn Hersoug, The Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, Norway
PDF Fisheries Futures 2050
Prof Bob Kearney, Emeritus Professor in Fisheries, University of Canberra
PDF Succession in your family business. The emotional and financial challenges.
Catherine Bowen, Facilitator & Mediator, Generation to Generation
PDF Resource sharing – brokering a deal
Christopher Stevenson, Barrister & Mediator
PDF Sustainability, like Quality, is NOT an accident. Managing for the Future... Focus, Energy, Action!
Colin Dyk, Chairman, Tasmanian Marine Farmers Assn; NRM Councillor
PDF Supply and Demand for Fish: 2020
Prof David Hughes, Imperial College London, UK
PDF The Seafood Primary Production and Processing Standard: What it means to you
Deon Mahoney, Principal Microbiologist Food Standards Australia New Zealand
PDF United Front: The Importance of the Seafood Supply Chain Working Together
Grahame Turk, Managing Director, Sydney Fish Market Pty Ltd
PDF JAPAN - Increasing Market Share
Grant Hunt, Tokyo Austrade
PDF Welcome to your future!
Jayne Gallagher, Seafood Services Australia
PDF Marketing the Humble Potato in Western Australia
Jim Murphy, Chairman Western Potatoes
PDF Getting ahead of the game with the "Clean Green" program
Kym Redman, SA Rock Lobster Industry
PDF Co-operative management of the Shark Bay Prawn Fishery
Lindsay Joll, WA Dept of Fisheries | Graeme Stewart, Shark Bay Prawn Trawler Operators' Assn
PDF Fisheries Management: the roles for industry and the role of government
Michael Arbuckle, National Manager, Fisheries Management, Ministry of Fisheries, New Zealand
PDF The Future of Seafood - The Seafood Choices Movement
Michael Sutton, Conservation & Science Program, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
PDF Quality Management Systems
Paul Catalano, Catalano Seafoods
PDF Market for Rock Lobster in the European Union
Robert Fisher, Agent General, Government of Western Australia European Office
PDF Sustainability and the expanding influence of Aquaculture - The cost of the "Blue Revolution" in the prawn industry, and the potential impacts on wild catch fisheries and
Dr Roderick McNeil, Director, Meridian Aquatic Technology, USA
PDF Human Captial | Seafood Saftey | Quality Industry Development | Industry Profile | Resource Security | Sustainability
Russ Neal, Australian Seafood Industry Council
PDF Fast Facts on Seafood Services Australia
Ted Loveday, Director, Seafood Services Australia
PDF A Health Promotion Program Incorporating Fish for Withdrawal of Antihypertensive Drugs in Overweight Hypertensives
Dr Trevor A Mori, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Royal Perth Hospital Unit, UWA, WA Institute for Medical Research

2nd National Seafood Industry Awards

The Australian fishing industry celebrated in Perth as they honoured the elite of the seafood industry at the 2003 Australian Seafood Industry Awards, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The Awards, hosted by the Australian Seafood Industry Council, were the culmination of the two-day National Seafood Directions 2003 conference.

Awards presented recognised excellence and innovation throughout all sectors of the seafood industry, and highlighted the standard and quality of Australian seafood, and the importance of the industry to tourism and the national economy. Australian Seafood Industry Council chair Terry Moran congratulates the industry for its outstanding achievements over the past two years.

Seafood Quality Management Award

Winner: Catalona Seafoods (WA)

Sams Seafoods Holding Ltd, Sydney Fish Market, Angelakis Bros Seafood

Seafood Business of the Year Award

Winner: MG Kailis Group (SA)

Sam's Seafoods Holding Ltd, Samtass Bros Seafood

Innovation Award

Winner: MG Kailis Group (WA)

Sammy's on the Marina

Fisheries Research & Development Award

Winner: Geraldton Fishermen's Co-operative (WA)

Northern Prawn Fishery Management Advisory Sub Committees, Stehr Group

Seafood Industry Promotion Award

Winner: Abacus Fisheries (WA)

Andrew Dalgety


Environment Award

Winner: Claudine Ward (QLD)

Northern Prawn Fishery Management Bycatch Action Plan, Pearl Producers Association, Southern Fishermen's Assoc

Seafood Training Award

Winner: "Kimberley TAFE" Pearl Producers Association (WA)

Pacific Marine Consultants, Steve Harrison, Myola Training Services, Trainee Milka Jakolvengic

Seafood Industry Media Award

Winner: Grant Woodhams - ABC Geraldton (WA)

Out of the Blue Television Documentary

Fisherman of the Year Award

Winner: John D Olsen (QLD)

Gary Parker (WA), Paul Manners (SA)


Seafood Industry Icon Award

Winner: Brian Jeffriess (SA)

Sam's Seafoods Holding Ltd, Ken G Palmer – MG Kailis Group (WA), Sydney Fish Market (NSW)