SIA launches new training and recruitment website for the seafood industry

People are the Australian seafood industry’s most valuable asset and Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) and Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) are excited to announce the launch of, a training and recruitment website just for industry.

The Seafood Careers website serves as a central information hub for the Australian seafood industry showcasing the wide variety of ways to participate in industry and the available training. The site, created by employees for employees, aims to connect individuals with rewarding roles that contribute to sustainable, long term food security.  

“The shortage of capable and experienced people within the seafood industry is an ongoing challenge for many commercial seafood producers,” stated Veronica Papacosta, Chief Executive Officer, Seafood Industry Australia. “Seafood Careers has been developed as a proactive step to address industry’s ongoing workforce shortages. We want to showcase the amazing opportunities our industry has to offer”.

“Seafood Careers is part of the Australian seafood industry’s goal to position ourselves as an industry known for its conscientious, fair, and progressive employers”.  

Seafood Careers is designed to introduce, encourage and support people to participate in the Australian seafood industry by identifying opportunities to participate in the sector, career progression and training or mentoring opportunities.

The Australian seafood industry is committed to a vibrant and prosperous future, and by 2030 we believe the Australian fishing and aquaculture sectors can achieve $6 billion in annual gross value. This supports the Australian Government’s goal of growing Australian agriculture to $100 billion by 2030.

The growth of our industry delivers increased jobs and investment in all areas of Australia including the regional, rural and remote seafood communities where we typically operate.

The Australian seafood industry directly supports 17,000 families nationally.

“People participating in our industry help place more than 1.5 billion meals of the highest-quality, healthy and sustainable seafood on the table for Australian families and international customers every year” Ms. Papacosta said.

SIA would like to express sincere thanks to Seafood Careers sponsors, Austral Fisheries and Yumbah, for their support of this platform. 

Seafood Careers has been developed with funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). We thank those organisations for their support in developing Seafood Careers to help mitigate the impact of workforce shortages in our industry.