WAFIC is the peak industry body representing professional fishing, pearling and aquaculture enterprises, processors and exporters in Western Australia.

WAFIC works to secure a responsible and sustainable industry that is confident of resource sustainability and security of access to a fair share of the resource; cost-effective fisheries’ management; that businesses can be operated in a safe, environmentally responsible and profitable way; and that investment in industry research and development is valued and promoted.


“For the WA seafood, pearling and aquaculture industries (“the industry”) to be successful and sustainable, with secure accessrights and supported by the greater community.”


“To promote the importance of seafood in providing food security and ensure the WA seafood, pearling and aquaculture industries are represented and socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.”


Unity: to foster a united seafood industry
Integrity: to act honestly in the best interests of the industry and broader community
Trust: to build trusting relationships with partners and stakeholders
Accountability: to accept responsibility for influencing our future
Professionalism: to act and advocate in a professional and compelling manner
Respect: to earn, retain and grow respect from performance and action.

WAFIC’s Strategic Plan 2022-2028 – endorsed at the 26 April 2023 Board Meeting.