WISA fulfils many important functions for its members, particularly in developing networks and sharing information; delivering programs to enhance the capacity and capabilities of seafood women; and advocating for greater visibility of, and opportunities for, women to participate and progress in the seafood industry.
Our organisation occupies a unique position within the seafood industry. WISA contribute insights, into how seafood women, families and communities in the regions and cities are affected by policy change and societal issues of the day. WISA can influence how things are done and how the seafood industry is perceived.
As a member of WISA you are fundamentally supporting all women in seafood as well as WISA’s activities. You will be invited to participate in networking activities and personal and professional development training programs online and in person, and have the opportunity to attend conferences and events.
Members receive newsletters to keep them in touch with WISA activities and new opportunities, celebrate achievements of seafood women, and discussions of issues facing the industry. Contributions from members are welcomed. Through our newsletters, socials and events, WISA provides support, encouragement and information to women of our seafood community.
WISA membership is on an annual subscription basis and costs only $66 to join.
Membership to WISA is open to women and men who are engaged in the Seafood Industry in Australia, New Zealand and neighbouring islands of the Pacific.
We welcome membership from those working directly in the industry (e.g. commercial fishing, aquaculture, processing, wholesale, retail and hospitality), and those who work with the industry (e.g. industry representatives, scientists, those who work in research, development, governance, policy and regulation, and consultants). If you are unsure if you qualify please contact Kirsten at firstname.lastname@example.org
WISA is a national not-for-profit organisation. We aim to provide a supportive and safe space for women, and work to raise the profile of women in the seafood industry.
WISA consists of a voluntary Board of Directors, and an Executive Officer.
WISA support, promote, encourage and represent women in the Australian Seafood Industry.
As a member you can have as little or as much involvement with WISA as you like.
Members are encouraged to join and interact with our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.
Members are invited to attend the Annual WISA AGM and WISA events promoted through WISA communications.
Members will have access to personal and professional development opportunities.
Your membership fees go towards the day-to-day operations of WISA, a not-for-profit organisation. By becoming a member, you are supporting women in the seafood industry.
Your membership gains you access to a network of women that are involved in the Australasian Seafood Industry.
You gain membership to WISA affiliated associations:
- Seafood Industry Australia (SIA)
- National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC)
Your membership also gains you access to WISA personal and professional development opportunities for women
Complete your online membership form
Benefits of WISA Membership
Coordinated approach to increasing awareness of social issues.
Promotion of the seafood industry through seafood festivals, website, newsletter, media releases.
Conduit to government through provision of advice on women’s issues through membership of National Rural Women’s Coalition.
Partnerships and strong links to peak industry bodies and agencies.
Encouraging women to participate in a national network of seafood industry women.
Access to quality information and advice (research, upcoming initiatives and key events, funding initiatives).
Access to national projects and conferences.
Facilitation of women’s skills development through workshops, participation in leadership programs, mentoring, youth initiatives and study tours.