The State Government is providing $300,000 to establish Seafood Industry South Australia Incorporated, delivering on a long-standing call from key figures within the seafood industry for a voice that represents the common interests of all seafood sectors, including wild catch, aquaculture, fish processors and retailers.
The new peak body will be industry-led and independent and will work with the State Government and stakeholders to represent the needs and interests of our state’s world-renowned seafood industry.
The South Australian Seafood industry is incredibly important to our state’s economy, directly employing 6700 people and generating approximately $440 million from the wild catch and aquaculture sectors alone. It has a long history of providing sustainable, first class produce to not only South Australians, but people all over the world.
Attributable to Clare Scriven
I am pleased that this industry-led seafood peak body will soon commence important work in advocating for the entire seafood industry, which will also give the industry a voice on the national stage.
The industry is of vital importance to our state, and our seafood is sought after right around the world, as well as domestically.
The State Government is pleased to provide the initial $300,000 to establish the peak body, that is set to strengthen the industry and provide a cohesive and united voice for the extensive range of sectors that exist within the seafood industry in South Australia.
Attributable to Executive Officer SA Northern Zone Rock Lobster Association, Kyri Toumazos
We thank the Government for their support in helping us form the South Australian Seafood Peak Body. It’s great that the Government recognises the importance of the seafood industry as a large employer in regional South Australia.
The Seafood industry makes significant contribution to economic outcomes and regional development across the State. The industry supports approximately 6700 full time equivalents (FTEs) in regional and remote coastal South Australia.
Attributable to Owner of Barossa Fine Foods and Angelakis Brothers, Franz Knoll
The South Australian Seafood family is recognised internationally, and Seafood Industry South Australia will enhance the profile of the industry and the State.
The newly formed South Australian Seafood Peak Body, Seafood Industry South Australia (SISA) is looking forward to a collaborative relationship with the South Australian Government to champion the growth of our state’s seafood sector.
SISA is committed towards South Australian becoming the International Seafood frontier.