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The New Zealand Seafood Industry Council Ltd works on behalf of the New Zealand seafood industry. The industry is made up of about 2500 participating enterprises, including fishermen and aquaculturists and family-owned, publicly listed and joint venture seafood companies, fisheries management organisations and retailers.

The Council in Action

The Council is a company owned by the industry. Its main areas of focus are in shaping policies and the industry’s regulatory framework, lobbying for surety of access to fisheries, reducing tariffs, working co-operatively on fisheries management and environmental issues, and providing an avenue for funding for scientific research and value-added innovation. More information click here ยป

You can find out more about the structure of the New Zealand industry and how the Council fits within it; the Council’s Business Plan, its Board, and its Constitution.

Business Units
The New Zealand Seafood Industry Council is organised into four business Units.

Science
The Science group is responsible for fisheries science, research and development. This includes strategic science policy, influencing and monitoring research processes and supporting fishery management development. Find out more about Science.

Policy
The Policy group supports the seafood industry with strategic policy advice in key areas including fisheries law andregulations, property rights in capture fisheries and aquaculture, and environmental issues. Find out more about Policy.

Trade and Information

The Trade and Information group comprises three areas of activity:

Trade and International Policy works closely with government to identify opportunities for improving market access for New Zealand seafood products.

The Information Centre provides library and information services to the industry itself, government, and the public.

The Seafood Standards Council is an official committee of the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council and is primarily concerned with the assurance of food safety for seafood produced in New Zealand.

Training
Seafood ITO is the Industry Training organisation (ITO) for New Zealand’s seafood industry. Seafood ITO delivers high quality education and training to people of all ages and levels of experience employed in the seafood industry. Find out more about the Seafood ITO.
To contact the Council
If you want to make contact with a Council staff member by email the convention is firstname.lastname@seafood.co.nz, eg joe.bloggs@seafood.co.nz

You can also get in touch with the Council using Contact Us.

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