THE VOICE OF THE FISHERY

We value and care for Tasmania’s pure, natural and pristine aquatic environment.

HARVESTED BY DIVERS

Responsibly sourced wild, hand caught blacklip and greenlip abalone.

RESEARCH

A commitment to research ensuring effective management of our resources, environment and a secure future

TASMANIAN

Supporting Tasmanian industry and communities by bringing investment back into the Tasmanian economy

PROCESS & EXPORT

Licensed processors adhere to strict quality assurance guidelines, supplying to local and international markets

INVESTMENT

Providing ongoing long-term and secure investment to support the industry

THE PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES OF THE TASMANIAN ABALONE COUNCIL ARE:

  • To protect and sustain the long-term viability of the wild abalone resource
  • To maintain and/or improve the long-term socio-economic viability of the abalone industry and its stakeholders
  • To act as an effective advocate for its members.

In pursuit of the above goals, the TAC works closely and collaboratively with Marine Division staff of the Tasmanian Department of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) and staff from the Taroona Research Centre of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.

STRATEGIC PLAN

The TACL has recenty updated its Strategic Plan, which provides a guide for the next 5 years. It will be reviewed on an annual basis.

GOVERNANCE & COMMUNICATION

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.

The TAC is an ASIC registered Company limited by guarantee, which operates in accordance with the Constitution.

The corporate governance framework detailed in its Corporate Governance Statement is designed to ensure the Tasmanian Abalone Council creates value for its members (via entrepreneurship, innovation and development) and provide accountability and control systems commensurate with the risks involved.

COMMUNICATION FORUM

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:

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