Mona Barnes

Mona Barnes

Mona’s role in the seafood industry started in 1959 with her involvement alongside her husband Dean in a marine scale fishery licence. This grew with ventures like setting up a fish shop next to the local boat ramp where she spent her time filleting her husbands catch and selling them to the public.

In 1984, Mona and her husband took on the challenge of developing the now highly successful Blue Swimmer Crab fishery. Mona has always been heavily involved in the seafood industry and has been a passionate advocate in the inclusion and advocacy of women in seafood.