Australian aquaculture is one of Australia’s fastest growing primary industries, with a high annual growth rate and growing exports to lucrative markets. The industry has revenue of approximately $1.2 billion.
There is a bright future ahead for Australian aquaculture with strong consumer demand in Australia and overseas demand rising as economic growth and incomes rise in Asia and developing countries in the region.
Importantly, aquaculture provides a viable solution to the trend of declining world fish stocks. The industry operates sustainably with world class management and environmental credentials.
It means the industry has a sustainable foundation and can position its products to meet demand for premium quality. However, the future of the aquaculture is not assured.
While there is a positive and compelling story for the sector, the views and priorities of aquaculture businesses are being crowded out by the priorities of competing interests.
It means that aquaculture businesses are exposed to campaigns by special interest groups, vulnerable to rising regulatory costs and there is low community awareness of the industry’s world class performance, value and environmental credentials.
It’s time to work together and create an influential national peak body that can truly defend and promote the Australia seafood industry’s interests and help aquaculture businesses harness the significant opportunities.
Success depends on your business or organisation connecting with us so that we understand what you will need and value the most from a national body.
Connect now to be part of leading and creating a better future for Australian seafood businesses.