OceanWatch Australia works with the seafood industry and the community to advance the sustainability of Australia’s seafood.

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OceanWatch Master Fisherman


The OceanWatch Master Fisherman program is formal training and assessment for professional fishers.

Recognised OceanWatch Master Fishermen are continuing to raise the standard of responsible fishing in Australia.

OceanWatch Master Fishermen are committed to responsible and sustainable individual fishing practices, going above and beyond the requirements prescribed by state, national and international regulations.

Learn more about the OceanWatch Master Fisherman Program.

Navigate to the Master Fisherman site

Oyster Environmental Management Systems


The EMS (Environmental Management System) process, is a program in which oyster farmers undertake a risk assessment to identify hazards affecting both the water quality and the growth of their oyster farm produce.

OceanWatch was responsible for securing and funding these EMS programs, helping farmers develop action plans to address high-risk activities impacting on sustainability.

Learn more about the Oyster EMS program.

Navigate to the Oyster EMS Database

Learn more about our completed seafood industry programs.

Learn more about our community programs.

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