WINSC are holding their next AGM and Conference in Melbourne from 23rd – 25th September 2016.  Further details can be found here.


WINSC currently has a board vacancy for an ACT Director


Congratulations Leonie Noble, WINSC President, on being selected as an Australian Delegate for the APEC Forum “Women and the Economy”.  The forum was held in Lima, Peru on 27-30th June, 2016.


Introduction To WINSC – 1998 Onwards 

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) was formed in 1996 by a group of women fishing in South Australia.  In 1998 The Women’s Industry Network Seafood Community (WINSC) developed into a National body with organisations in each state.

WINSC is the only national organisation in Australia representing women in the Seafood Industry.  It is a unique network covering the tough, high-tech world of commercial fishing, the cutting edge aquaculture, research and processing sectors and policy and resource management.

The objectives of WINSC are:

  • Recognise and enhance the skills of seafood women.
  • Develop effective partnerships with government agencies and other industry stakeholders.
  • Take a professional approach to all activities and relationships with other stakeholders.
  • Create a supportive environment to ensure women of the fishing industry reach their potential.
  • Actively encourage the involvement of seafood women.
  • Provide community education on all aspects of the seafood industry.

Wherever they work, WINSC builds the capacity of its seafood women to contribute to their industry.


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