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Corporate governance

Corporate governance

Corporate Governance is core to ensuring the creation, protection and enhancement of membership value.

The Board of the Tasmanian Abalone Council recognise that the members have a legitimate right to expect the highest levels of governance from Executive members (Directors) and Council employees.

Corporate governance is the system by which companies are directed and managed. It influences how the objectives of the company are set and achieved, how risk is monitored and assessed, and how performance is optimised.

The corporate governance system detailed in this document is designed to encourage the Tasmanian Abalone Council to create value for its members (via entrepreneurship, innovation and development) and provide accountability and control systems commensurate with the risks involved.

Abalone Industry Body

As the peak abalone industry body in Tasmania, the Tasmanian Abalone Council provides a forum for communication between abalone divers, abalone quota holders and abalone processors, making representations on their behalf to a wide range of people and authorities including but not limited to;

Abalone Fishery Advisory Committee (ABFAC),
State and Federal Fisheries Ministers,
Tasmanian Marine Police,
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)
Tasmanian Department of Primary Industry and Water (DPIW),
Tasmanian Department of Economic Development (DED),
Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute (TAFI),
Tasmanian Fisheries Research Advisory Board (TASFRAB),
Abalone Council of Australia Ltd (ACA Ltd) and the Abalone Association of Australasia Ltd (AAA Ltd),
Seafood Cooperative Research Corporation (Seafood CRC),
Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST).

In addition to the above entities, there is involvement with members of State and Federal Opposition parties who have an interest in and/or shadow portfolio responsibility for the seafood sector.