The National Seafood Industry Alliance (NSIA) is pleased to announce the release of the ‘Progress and Next Steps’ Report. The report was produced by Inovact Consulting, who are the project managers of the Seafood Industry Peak Body project. It outlines the progress and proposed next steps for the first major phase of the NSIA project to establish a seafood industry national peak body.
Managing Director of Inovact Consulting, Brian Ramsay, met with the National Aquaculture Council in Melbourne last Tuesday to discuss the report.
“The report is designed to be thought provoking for seafood business and light the way for industry itself to make the important decisions,” said Ramsay.
The report found that there is both a need and a level of urgency across the industry to form a national peak body, especially to adequately facilitate services for seafood businesses. The types of services that are important to seafood businesses are grouped into four main areas:
- Industry strategy and growth
- Strengthening public perceptions
- Government relations and public policy advocacy
- Strategic issue management
The next step in the project is the convening of an Industry Forum in Adelaide in late March, to be attended by a cross-section of significant seafood business leaders from across Australia. The purpose of the forum will be to decide on the process and urgency for developing business model options and wider industry consultation by June 2016.
A copy of the Progress and Next Steps Report can be downloaded on front page of the United Seafood Industries website.
The NSIA peak body project is funded by the Australian government and is being managed by Inovact Consulting.