The STAG works with industry and government to address seafood industry priorities for international trade and market access.
To achieve this we:
- Consult with seafood exporters and industry associations to agree on trade and market access priorities.
- Develop, implement and communicate the Seafood Trade and Market Access Agenda and Action Plan.
- Maintain government relations and provide unified seafood industry input to Australia’s trade and market access negotiations.
- Provide a market intelligence service to Australian seafood exporters.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key organisations (industry, research and government) in Australian seafood export markets.
Abalone Council Australia Ltd (ACA) is the peak industry body representing the wild-harvest abalone industry from the five producing states of Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales. One of the primary functions of the ACA is to oversee and manage national Research and Development Investment in abalone related research.
The Australian Abalone Growers Association is a well-established industry body providing growers and potential growers wtih culture information. The association also promotes and participates in research programs to establish a strengthened economic position for its members.
The FRDC invests in research, development and extension activities to increase economic, social and environmental benefits for Australian fishing and aquaculture, and the wider community.
Australian Southern Rocklobster, sustainably harvested from the cool, clean waters of the Southern Ocean and internationally recognised as the finest seafood in the world. Southern Rocklobster Limited (SRL), is a company limited by guarantee serving as the national peak body working to further the interests of the Australian Southern Rock Lobster Industry.
Western Rock Lobster (WRL) is the peak industry body representing the interests of the western rock lobster fishery, Australia’s most valuable single-species wild capture fishery. Formed in 2001, WRL is made up of a Board of 8 directors, elected by Managed Fishery Licence (MFL) holders.
WRL represents industry on a range of issues including changes to the management system of the western rock lobster fishery; preparing submissions to Government on behalf of the industry; sourcing funding for industry projects; and attending meetings and lobbying Government on behalf of MFL holders.
SafeFish, provides technical advice to support Australia’s seafood trade and market access negotiations and helps to resolve barriers to trade SafeFish is primarily funded by the Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC) and is the leading platform in their program for dealing with food safety and trade and market access issues affecting Australian seafood.