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Training


Geoff Blackburn

Geoff is a recognised OceanWatch Master Fisherman, successfully completing formal training and assessment in sustainable work practices.

OceanWatch Master Fisherman Program

The program incorporates many aspects of responsible fishing including:

Quality assurance, bycatch reduction devices and techniques, animal welfare, threatened species management, catch documentation, marine pests management, habitat, pollution, indigenous fishing and workplace health and safety.
Training is facilitated by OceanWatch Australia and assessment is overseen by the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee, linked to the national Seafood Industry Training Package and industry wide codes of practice.

Geoff’s qualifications include:

Maritime
  • Master 5 Skipper Grade 3
  • NSW Boat Licence
Food Safety
  •  NSW Food Safety Certification
Leadership
  • Professional Fishermen’s Association Director
  • OceanWatch Australia Chair
  • NSW Catchers Trust Director
Other
  • NSW Drivers Licence

Training


Brad Warren

Brad is a recognised OceanWatch Master Fisherman, successfully completing sustainable and responsible fishing practice training and assessment.

OceanWatch Master Fisherman Program

The program incorporates many aspects of responsible fishing including:

Quality assurance, threatened species, bycatch reduction devices and techniques, animal welfare and catch reporting, water quality, habitat, pollution, indigenous fishing and workplace health and safety.
Training is facilitated by OceanWatch Australia, assessment overseen by the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee, linked to the Seafood Industry Training Package Competency Unit and industry wide codes of practice.

Brad’s Maritime and Food Safety Qualifications:
  • Master Mariner Class 5
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 3
  • Food Safety Training Certification
  • Best Management Practices in the Seafood Industry / Food Safety for Commercial fishers
Leadership
  • Board of Directors – OceanWatch Australia 15 years
  • Executive Chair – OceanWatch Australia 9 years
  • Australian Rural Leadership Program – Graduate 2012
  • National Seafood Industry Leadership Program – Graduate 2002
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors – Graduate Member
Special Awards – Star of the Sea
  • In 2015 Brad was awarded the “Star of the Sea” at the Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards for service to the NSW fishing industry.

Sustainability


Dean Elliot

Dean is a recognised OceanWatch Master Fisherman, endorsed to fish in the
NSW Estuary General and NSW Ocean Hauling fisheries. He harvests seafood in a responsible and sustainable way, working according to the following fishing industry Codes of Practice.

Estuary General Fishery Code of Practice

Ocean Haul Fishery Code of Practice

Industry codes of practice are a commitment to environmental best practice. The codes are aligned with the principles and objectives of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing.

Sustainable Fisheries Management

The NSW professional fishing industry is managed for sustainability by the state fisheries department, NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Environmental Impact Statements

An environmental impact assessment has been completed for each of the major NSW wild catch fisheries to help ensure they are managed in a sustainable way.

Fisheries Management Strategies

Fisheries management strategies are guidelines for NSW professional fisheries, developed with an intent to accredit fishing activities in NSW as sustainable under both State and Commonwealth legislation.

FRDC discusses Australia’s Seafood Sustainability

More on Bycatch Reduction in Australian Fisheries

Australian consumers should feel confident about the responsible and sustainable sourcing of Australian Seafood.

More about seafood sustainability from the Sydney Fish Market.

Reducing the capture of juvenile eels in the EGF

Mitigating sea bird predation on non retained catches

Hairtail


Stock status: Undefined: Not enough information exists to determine status… learn more

Learn more about Hairtail and Frostfish: Australian Museum.


Five Spice Fish Balls (using Australian Hairtail)

More recipes from Sydney Fish Market


Pipi


Uncertain: Inconsistent information prevents determination of status … learn more

Learn more about Pipi: Fishfiles, Sydney Fish Market, Australian Museum, Rapid Survey video/OceanWatch Australia 2012.


Pipis in Black Bean Sauce

Stir-fried Pipis with Tomato Chilli Sauce

More recipes from Sydney Fish Market


Fish Supplied

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