2017/18 WAFIC Annual Report
We are pleased to provide the 2017/18 annual report including financial statements for the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC).
The report outlines in detail the operations and performance of WAFIC for the financial year ended 30 June 2018. Included is an overview from the Chief Executive Officer and Independent Chair, staff performance against key measures, financial statements and sector body reviews.
After months of negotiations – we are pleased to advise that the Fisheries Minister, The Hon. Dave Kelly, signed a 3 year-funding agreement for WAFIC which will take the organisation to 30 June 2021. This is welcomed news that showcases the government’s confidence in our peak industry body.
One of the main focuses this year was the organisation’s strategic direction. As of 2020, WAFIC will not look the same and will undergo a transformation, including new goals, objectives and structure – to meet the changing needs of members. Building community support and resource access will continue to be key pillars that will remain a priority.
WAFIC also announced the proposed seafood trail – and although early days, is set to be an important development for the WA seafood industry to preserve its history, highlight its valuable contribution and create opportunities for our fishers.