SIA is committed to protecting, promoting and developing the Australian seafood industry domestically and overseas. To do this effectively, we must address the many and varied challenges facing the industry.
At the inaugural SIA Members Advisory Forum held in September 2017 industry national issues were discussed, and it was agreed SIA would focus our attention on the the most pressing national issues. Over time, these issues have grown into the following:
- Resource allocation and access
- Community perception/social licence
- Country of origin labelling in foodservice
- Oil and gas exploration – seismic
- Maintaining the Fuel Tax Credit Scheme
- Mental health
- Labour and Training
- Market Access & Trade
Today, these areas make up our eight key priorities which guide our activities, our lobbying, and our advocacy work. Critical to the success of SIA is our ability to identify issues of national significance and prioritise the issues of greatest importance to our industry.