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Call for Australian Fisheries Council Nominations

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AUSTRALIA - The State Government is seeking nominations to fill upcoming vacancies for the Fisheries Council of South Australia.

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The Fisheries Council is responsible for the preparation and review of fishery management plans as well as promoting the co-management of fisheries; research; and education and training related to South Australian fisheries and their management.

Minister for Fisheries, Gail Gago said that applications are open to candidates with general knowledge and expertise in fisheries management.

“We are seeking applicants from a wide variety of areas, to help provide valuable insight to the Council and women are strongly encouraged to apply,” Ms Gago said.

“South Australia is recognised worldwide for its robust and comprehensive fisheries management practices, policy and legislative frameworks, which collectively ensure the ecologically sustainable development of our aquatic resources.

“The Fisheries Council performs a vital role in providing expert advice and recommendations to me on fisheries- related matters.”

As well as experience in fisheries management, Council members must have expertise in at least one of the following areas:

  • Commercial fishing and the processing of aquatic resources
  • Recreational fishing
  • Research and development relevant to the use of aquatic resources
  • Conservation of aquatic resources
  • Socio-economics
  • Business
  • Law
  • Aboriginal traditional fishing

Council members can be appointed for a period of up to three years and will be entitled to remuneration and expenses as determined by the Minister.

For nomination forms and further information on the Fisheries Council go to or contact Kylie Leppa, PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture on
(08) 8226 8103 or

Applications must be received no later than close of business, Monday 13 May 2013.