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.


“A successful, sustainable, rights-based commercial fishing industry buoyed with community support”


“WAFIC is the recognised peak body to protect, promote and support development of the commercial fishing industry”

MISSION Objectives

WAFIC seeks to achieve its Mission’s objectives in an atmosphere of cooperation, to ensure the value, security and sustainability of commercial fishing, pearling and aquaculture in Western Australia.

WAFIC provides leadership and enhances industry’s credibility through a strong commitment to:

  • Ethical and responsible conduct;
  • Environmental sensitivity and responsibility for sustainable fisheries and other marine resource management;
  • A factual and open approach to issues;
  • An appropriate sharing of risks and rewards by all stakeholders;
  • Self-regulation; and
  • Technical and operational excellence.

WAFIC’s Strategic Direction Statement 2018-2021

Please click here to view the WAFIC Strategic Direction Statement 2018-2021 endorsed at the 20 August 2018 Board meeting.