Frances Bender

Frances Bender

Frances along with her husband Peter, founded Huon Aquaculture in 1986. They were among the first pioneers to begin Salmon farming in the Huon and D’Entrecasteaux Channel and today, they are one of only three producers in the state.

Frances is passionate about the seafood industry and continually works both publicly, and behind closed doors to drive positive change within the industry to ensure its long-term success. Frances continually works to change the mindset that seafood is a male-dominated industry and is an advocate for employing more women to benefit workplaces through gender diversity.