Our work partners and committee alliances

OceanWatch Australia works across Australia in partnership with seafood industry sectors, federal and state governments, natural resource managers, private enterprise and local communities.

We also work cooperatively with many other organisations.  OceanWatch Australia staff also sit on various committees to ensure that environmental issues that will impact on the sustainability of seafood are recognised and addressed.

National, NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia

Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory


Work partners

Australian Government Caring for our Country (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts)

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC).

Australian Fisheries Management Authority


National Coastal Acid Sulphate Soil Committee

National Shark Recovery Group
National Turtle Recovery Group
National Invasive Marine Pest Coordination Group
Australian Greenhouse Office Climate Change Summit




Work partners

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Sydney Fish Market

5 coastal Catchment Management Committees (CMAs)

NSW Seafood Industry Advisory Council – observer.

Myer Foundation

NSW Maritime

NSW Environmental Trust

NSW Recreational Fishing Trust


Work partners

Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA)


Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation (DEEDI)

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

Gulf of Carpentaria Commercial Fishermen’s Association (GoCCFA)

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (NGRMG)

James Cook University Electrical Engineering

Northern Fisheries Centre

Australian Maritime College

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)


Moreton Bay Seafood Industry Association

Napranum, Marpoon and Dhimurru communities

Burnett Mary Regional Group for NRM  Inc


Bundaberg Regional Council

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Gladstone Regional Council

Fraser Coast 4WD club

NQ Dry Tropics

Townsville City Council

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Marine Wildlife Australia


Work partners

Seafood Industry Victoria (SIV)

Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)

Department of Primary Industries (DPI)

Victorian Abalone Divers Association (VADA)

South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA)

Marine and Freshwater Fisheries Research Institute (MAFFRI)

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)



Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority

Marine Discovery Centre

Lakes Entrance Fishermen’s Co-operative Limited (LEFCOL)

Victorian Bays and Islets Fishermen’s Association (VBIFA)

Victorian Fishery Association into Resource Management (VFARM)

Corner Inlet Fisheries Habitat Association

Warrnambool Professional Fishermen’s Association

Western Australia

Work partners

Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC)

Western Australia Department of Fisheries.

Western Australian Pelagic Longline Association (WAPLA).

WA Lobster Fishermen -  clean up of Dirk Hartog Island


Committee work

South Coast Purse Seine managed Fishery Protected Species Working Group

Pilbara Trawl Dolphin Reference Group

WAFIC – Resource Access Committee

WAFIC – Fisheries and Environmental Policy Committee


Work partners

Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC)

Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute (TAFI)

Department of Primary Industries Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)

NRM South

NRM North

NRM Cradle Coast

Various seafood industry representative bodies

South Australia

Work partners

South Australia Research & Development Institute (SARDI)

Wildcatch Fisheries SA- Overarching Industry Association

Various Sector Associations

SA Women’s Industry Network (SAWIN)

The Marine Discovery Centre Henley Beach SA

South Australia Research & Development Institute (SARDI)

South Australian Fisheries Research Advisory Board (SAFRAB)

SA Natural Resource Management Boards

Department of Primary Industries and Resources SA

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)

Northern Territory

Work partners

Northern Territory Seafood Council

Carpentaria Ghost Net Program

Natural Resource Management Board (NT)

Department of Resources – Fisheries