Richie Bagnato

Professional Commercial Fisherman


People working in the wildcatch sector of the seafood industry operate on fishing vessels that vary from small one person boats to larger ocean-going vessels with crews of up to fifteen.

All crew members must work as a team, sometimes under difficult conditions. Fishing voyages can last from one day to several weeks or longer.

Fishers perform a variety of tasks and use a variety of fishing techniques depending on the species being caught and the habitat. Some of the jobs available in the commercial fishing sector include deckhand, master fisherman, fishing operations manager, marine engine driver or fishing charter operator.

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Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre

Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre

The seafood industry is the sixth most valuable of Australia's food-based primary industries, with a gross value of production of $2.05 billion in 2006-07.

The Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre is Australia's first entity to stimulate and provide comprehensive seafood-related research and development and industry leadership on a national basis. The work the CRC undertakes involves every aspect from seafood production right through to the seafood consumer.

The Australian Seafood CRC also aims to help the Australian seafood industry to profitably deliver safe, high-quality, nutritious Australian seafood products to premium markets, domestically and overseas using research and development.  The Centre’s ultimate goal is to double the value of the Australian seafood industry to $4 billion by 2017 and to generate a significant number of new jobs in rural and regional areas.

http://www.seafoodcrc.com

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