There are many jobs available in the Australian seafood industry. These jobs include wild catch fishing, aquaculture, processing, sales and marketing, retailing, science/research management, compliance, administration and training. Workers in the seafood industry may drive and maintain boats, catch, store and process fish, and even conduct research in areas such as genetics, nutrition, animal health and husbandry, environmental studies, and market research.
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.