Samantha Nowland

Northern Territory Director

Samantha Nowland is a Senior Aquaculture Scientist at the Northern Territory Governments Darwin Aquaculture Centre. She has a background in marine biology and aquaculture and her research interests include; tropical aquaculture, women’s leadership in the seafood industry, sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture, and community empowerment through economic development. Since 2014, she has been working in partnership with remote Aboriginal communities to develop native rock oyster aquaculture, across northern Australia. She is an Adjunct Research Fellow, at the Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research, University of the Sunshine Coast and the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University. Samantha is a Territorian and passionate about her work to support a vibrant and productive aquaculture industry across northern Australia.


WISA is working towards ways to better connect with their members and all seafood women across the Australasian Seafood Industry.

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