Project outline and objectives:
The focus of this project is on Indigenous business development opportunities and impediments in the fishing and seafood industry. This is a two year project (2017-2019) which is majority funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). This project also has funding from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) and the University of Tasmania.
There are four objectives including:
- Adapting successful governance and Indigenous regional development elements from terrestrial models, such as Tasmania’s first joint management plan in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, to Aboriginal fisheries.
- Assessing cultural fishery extensions, such as arts and tourism, within commercial operations and determine best practice for government and industry partners.
- Exploring the network chain of employment, training and education opportunities involved in food tourism.
- Develop postgraduate Indigenous research capacity and broaden scope of marine studies.
Mentoring and expertise committee:
Stewart Frusher, UTAS
Benjamin Richardson, UTAS
Marcus Haward, UTAS
Mark Sayer, DPIPWE
Bryan Denny, Ocean Blue Diving