COVID-19 Financial Assistance Fact Sheet for commercial seafood industry now available

This week WAFIC has been working with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD Fisheries) to develop a package of information on the COVID-19 financial assistance program that is easily accessible by members of the broader Western Australian commercial fishing industry.

Following approval of the WA Government’s seafood industry financial assistance package, DPIRD has produced a new Fact Sheet outlining the key elements of this crisis initiative.

The DPIRD Fact Sheet – COVID-19 Relief Measures for commercial fishing in WA – is a living document and will be regularly updated. You can access it via the following link:

WAFIC also has a package of COVID-19 information on its website front page which contains information specifically targeted to the commercial seafood industry – local, state and national. The information is regularly updated, and like the DPIRD document, each link is self-perpetuating and being regularly updated by the information owners to ensure you have access to the latest information. A link to the DPIRD COVID-19 Financial Relief Measures Fact Sheet is also on WAFIC’s website.
WAFIC’s COVID-19 site can be accessed at

During these difficult times it is crucial to stay informed and keep up-to-date. Please advise if there is information of relevance that we haven’t included so we can inform the fact sheet and update the WAFIC site.

Warm regards.

Alex Ogg
Chief Executive Officer