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WA Seafood Industry celebrates 50 years

Screen Shot 2018-12-05 at 12.35.08 PM2018 marks five decades of the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC). For 50 years, the council has been the clear focal point in representing the interests of Western Australia’s collected seafood industry.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WAFIC, John Harrison, said: “The WA Fishing Industry Council was created by industry for industry to unite Western Australia’s seafood sector by providing it with a clear voice.”

Mr Harrison said that over the years WAFIC has had to change and evolve to remain a significant and active peak body for members and industry.

“We will continue to see that period of transformation for WAFIC – it’s inevitable that an organisation like ours adapts to cater to the changing needs of members,” he said.

“WA’s seafood sector has been such an integral part of Western Australia’s culture and identity. Areas across the state including Fremantle, Albany, Esperance, Dongara and Geraldton (just to name a few) are fishing communities – created by our forefathers of the seafood industry. They are full of this unique, rich history that needs to be preserved and celebrated.”

The Western Australian seafood industry is a primary industry that gives freedom, or access, to members of the public to purchase fresh, safe and sustainable fish from the waters of Western Australia.

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