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Volunteers lend a hand to oyster reefs
   Volunteers came down to Sydney Fish Market to lend a hand packing recycled oyster shells into natural coconut fibre bags as a part of our oyster reef restoration program.

Watch the short clip above and click on the link below to find out more about our program that will soon be launched.
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Students think critically about Australian Seafood Industry
During August and September 2015, two OceanWatch Australia staff delivered 4 presentations to a total of 160 students  from The University of Western Sydney at the Sydney Fish Market in Pyrmont. 

This year in September the talks have continued with two of our program managers Simon and Michael providing a balanced view of the sustainability of the harvest/production of seafood...
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Australian Rural Leadership program

Our Executive officer Lowri Pryce was awarded the opportunity to undertake the Australian Rural Leadership Program.

The ARLP is the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s flagship program, and it has been developing leaders for the future of rural and regional Australia for over 20 years.

  OceanWatch’s Executive Officer Lowri Pryce joined thirty leaders representing diverse industries who successfully completed a competitive national selection process, to join course 22 of the ARLP.  The group recently graduated at a Gala event in Perth, following an experiential session in the Kimberley, and five sessions over 17 months.

ARLP participants receive scholarships from a wide range of rural and related industry organisations, philanthropic donors, research bodies, the private sector and the state and federal governments. Lowri’s sponsor was the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

“I am immensely grateful to the Directors of OceanWatch for the opportunity to take part in the ARLP, and for the substantial sponsorship from the FRDC, which made it possible.   It has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to focus on myself as a leader.  Now at the end of this program, I reflect that leadership for me is no longer about growing my own skills, but about focusing my attention on aiding the development and skills of others within the industry.”

Pictured with Patrick Hone Executive Director, FRDC (right) and fellow C22 participant Tim Lester Executive Officer of the Council for Rural Research and Development Corporations (left).

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