Veronica PapacostaImplementation Group Chair & Communications Driver // Veronica Papacosta // Sydney Fresh Seafood

Veronica Papacosta is a third generation seafood retailer and Director of Sydney Fresh Seafood. She is also a newly appointed Director on the board of OceanWatch Australia. Previous to her current role at Sydney Fresh Seafood, Veronica worked in the area of online marketing, customer service and event planning in the telecommunications, motor vehicle and corporate events industries.  Veronica has a Bachelor of Economics (major in Marketing and Accounting) from Sydney University and a Diploma in Event Management from University of Technology Sydney.  She is a 2015 graduate of the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP).



Simon Boag // South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association

Simon Boag is the Executive Officer of the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association, a Director of the Commonwealth Fisheries Association, and an Independent Director of several fishing companies.


Barbara Konstas // Melbourne Seafood Centre

Barbara Konstas oversees and manages the  Melbourne Seafood Centre, the largest wholesale seafood market in Victoria.


Adam Main // Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association

Dr Adam Main is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association (TSGA) and a Director of the National Aquaculture Council, the Tasmanian Aquaculture Council and Seafood Training Tasmania.


Leonie Noble // Women’s Industry Network Seafood Community

Leonie Noble is the National President of the Women’s Industry Network Seafood Community (WINSC), the Vice-President of the National Rural Women’s Coalition, and the Deputy Chair of Regional Development Australia (RDA) for the Mid-West Gascoyne body.


Markus Nolle // Victorian Rock Lobster Association

Markus Nolle is the President of the Victorian Rock Lobster Association, a member of the Fisheries Cost Recovery Standing Committee, the Rock Lobster & Giant Crab Resource Assessment Group (RAG), and the FITS Review Committee.


Alex Ogg // Western Australian Fishin Industry Council

Alex Ogg is the Operations Manager for the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) and the Executive Officer of WA’s Fisheries Research Advisory Body.


Marcus Stehr // Stehr Group

Marcus Stehr is the Director of Operations of Clean Seas, the Managing Director of the Stehr Group, and a Director of Australian Tuna Fisheries. Marcus is a board member of the South Australian Marine Finfish Association (SAMFA) and Executive Director of the Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association (ASBTIA).


Renee Vajtauer // Commonwealth Fisheries Association

Renee Vajtauer is the Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA).


Matt West // Australian Prawn Farmer’s Association

Matt West is the President of the Australian Prawn Farmers Association.