Catch of the Week 52 – Merry Christmas from the CRC, Super Seafood Industry Kit Now Available and NSILP 2013

23 Dec

Seafood CRC

Merry Christmas from All of Us at the Seafood CRC

The Seafood CRC wishes all our core and supporting participants and special seafood friends a very happy, profitable and safe Christmas.  We look forward to working with you all again in 2013.

Best wishes,

Dr Len Stephens – Managing Director
Dr Graham Mair – Program Manager
Jayne Gallagher – Program Manager
Emily Mantilla – Program Manager
Miles Toomey – Seafood Project Manager
Rachel Robbins – Project and Communication Officer
Debra D’Aloia – Business Manager
Alison Connelly – Office Manager
Leah Fergusson – Administration Assistant


Super Seafood Industry Kit

The Super Seafood Industry Kit is now available to all CRC participants in the first instance through CRC participant industry associations and via the member’s only area of the CRC website.

The kit provides seafood producers, processors and retailers with the most up to date analysis of the nutritional value of Australian seafood.  The kit has been developed from the study – “Australian seafood compositional profiles” (Project 2008/905) undertaken by the South Australian Research and Development Institute which was led by Dr David Padula and Dr Cath McLeod.

This is the first major update of seafood nutritional information in more than ten years.  This new information can be used to support marketing claims based on nutrition and to prepare nutrition information panels required on seafood products.

What’s in the Kit?

You will find these downloadable resources for each Australian seafood species tested in pdf, jpeg and eps formats:

  • Fact sheets that outline how to use the information provided.
  • Nutrition information panels.
  • Daily intake guide images.
  • Health claims that can be made, including marketing images.
  • Marketing images that show omega 3 comparisons of seafood species with either chicken or beef.

All these resources are available for the following species:

  • Farmed Ocean Trout
  • Farmed Barramundi
  • Farmed Yellowtail Kingfish
  • Farmed Ocean Trout
  • Wild Australian Sardines
  • Wild Gummy Shark
  • Wild Sea Cucumber
  • Farmed Prawns (Banana and Black Tiger)
  • Wild Prawns (Banana, Brown Tiger, Endeavour, School and Western King)
  • Farmed Oysters (Native, Pacific and Sydney Rock)
  • Farmed Abalone (Greenlip and Blacklip)
  • Wild Abalone (Greenlip, Brownlip and Blacklip)
  • Wild Southern Rocklobster

If you need access to the member’s only section of the CRC website (only available to CRC participants) in preparation for the launch of this material, please contact Rachel Robbins at

National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP) 2013 – CRC Support

Each year the CRC supports three successful CRC participant registrants for the NSILP with a $1500 bursary each.  This is to assist those selected to take part in this prestigious program with travel costs.

The NSILP is the only national industry specific leadership program for the Australian seafood industry.  The program focuses on developing skills that participants can apply at three levels – personal, business and national industry.

So if you are thinking of giving the NSILP a go in 2013, we encourage CRC participants to register and get involved.

For an information sheet and a registration form for NSILP, please contact Emily Mantilla at or Jill Briggs at

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