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Winter 2020


Contact Us

PO Box 3071
Port Adelaide  SA  5015

P:  +61 8 7221 1960

E:  office@wfsa.org.au
W:  
www.wfsa.org.au

 
  
 

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Rural Business Support (RBS) is working closely with Wildcatch Fisheries SA to coordinate rural financial counselling support, which is a free, independent and confidential service for eligible owners and operators of commercial primary production businesses, including fishers. Click here to continue reading.

More information and an online inquiry form can be found
here. Alternatively, any fishers with concerns can call our free call number 1800 836 211.

L to R: RBS Senior Rural Financial Counsellor (RFC) Paula Kelly, RFC Darren Longbottom and RFC Support Officer Kellie Harrison.


























































































 


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Stay Afloat Mental Health Wellness Program: The Stay Afloat Mental Wellness program is continuing its scheduled wellness webinars.  We are encouraged by the engagement of those that have attended thus far, and the feedback has been excellent.  There are two interactive 45 minute online sessions in this first series.  

  1. Staying Sane by knowing and acting on stress – Register by clicking here
  2. Staying Sane in relationships and building habits to lower stress – Register by clicking here

The sessions are down to earth, interactive and everyone who comes along leaves with something positive to talk about with friends, families and co-workers. Click here to read more.


Marine Parks: Ever since the establishment of SA’s network of Marine Parks, WFSA Inc. has actively campaigned over many years to have several marine park management plans amended under Marine Parks Act 2007 to allow fishing in parts of sanctuary zones to provide regional communities with some economic certainty and to maintain the sustainability of these important food-producing sectors.

Under the proposed changes recently released today by the Marshall Government, six marine park management plans would be amended to allow fishing in parts of sanctuary zones, the boundaries of two marine parks would be expanded and a new sanctuary zone would be created at Port Stanvac. Read more here.


COVID-19: To keep you updated on COVID-19 information relevant to the primary industries portfolio, a user friendly hub has been developed to replace the existing PIRSA web page. The new design is intended to make it easier to find and access information. PIRSA will be adding to this when new information is available. Find out more here.


The Leadership and Community Engagement Training: Wildcatch Fisheries SA Inc. has been working with other peak industry bodies in WA, NSW, QLD, & VIC, in partnership with the Federal Government to develop a new online training program that is free and available to those in the seafood industry looking to upgrade their communications and community engagement skills.

The training package has been expertly developed by the Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy and is designed to help students and industry partners gain knowledge and practical skills that can be transferred into their business or workplace.

The course is structured for online learning so participants can study anywhere and anytime, with a one day face-to-face training session to complete the training.

If you or someone in your team, would like to register or find out more, please do so quickly as registrations close very soon 08 7221 1960 or
office@wfsa.org.au.

This training is open and available to anyone in the seafood industry (fishers, deckies, family, processors, retailers, etc) at NO COST. Click here for more information and here for FAQ's.


Seafood Industry Australia: As a member of Wildcatch Fisheries SA, you are automatically a member of Seafood Industry Australia (SIA). To keep up to date with the latest news from SIA, click here to subscribe.


AMSA Update:  Float-free EPIRBs on their way

A reminder that from 1 January 2021, float-free emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) will be mandatory on certain types of domestic commercial vessels.

This change to safety requirements has come about in response to tragic incidents where commercial vessels have sunk too quickly for the master and crew to deploy their EPIRB in time. After consultation with industry in 2018-19, it was agreed that these new requirements would be introduced with a two-year transition period. Click here to continue reading.


Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy: One day Shipboard Safety Skill Set

The Australian Maritime & Fisheries Academy (AMFA) has introduced Blended Learning for Shipboard Safety Skill Set (MARSS0008) and Marine Radio Operator’s VHF and HF Skill Set (MARSS00010)

You can now enrol into Shipboard Safety Skill Set (SSSS), do your online theory and then book into one of our one day practicals.  We have now been able to reduce our SSSS from three days to one. Click here to find out more.

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Membership
Not a member of Wildcatch Fisheries SA yet?
 
Membership forms are available on the website. Membership has many valuable benefits; the most important is being a part of an organisation which has delivered significant achievements for the industry at both a state and national level.  Corporate Memberships are also available. (You may already be a member through your Sector Association - please check with your Executive Officer)

Contact me at any time about your issues or about how we can represent you in a better way.
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