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New appointments to Fisheries Council

15 Feb 2013

Three new members have been welcomed to the Fisheries Council of South Australia.

The Fisheries Council plays a pivotal role in the preparation of fishery management plans, the promotion of co-management of fisheries, as well as research, education and training related to fisheries and their management.

The expertise of the 12 member Council was integral in guiding the development of the state’s fishing industry.

South Australia is widely viewed as a world leader in fisheries management and the Fisheries Council plays a key role in shaping the sector.

Selection is expertise-based, with members carefully chosen for their knowledge and experience in commercial and recreational fishing, Aboriginal traditional fishing, research and development, socio-economics and the conservation of aquatic resources.

The advice provided by members contributes to the ecologically sustainable development of our fisheries resources for the benefit of the South Australian community.

In addition, these latest appointments provide gender balance to the Council, meeting the Government’s target of 50% representation of women on boards and committees.

As well as three new members, several existing members have also been reappointed to the Fisheries Council following an extensive recruitment process.

The following members are new appointments for a three year term:
- Sevaly Sen - socio-economics, fisheries management
- Stephan Schierer - Aboriginal traditional fishing
- Dr Kathryn Brooks - research and development, socio-economics and business

Three existing members have been reappointed for a three year term:
- Brenton Schahinger - recreational fishing
- Richard Stevens OAM - fisheries management, research and development, socioeconomics
- Ronald Sherriff - recreational fishing

Outgoing members Julian Morrison and Loralee Wright are thanked for their valuable contributions during their respective tenures on the Council.

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