WAFIC - WA's Premier Voice for the Professional Fishing Industry

The Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) is the peak industry body representing the commercial fishing , pearling and aquaculture industries.

The commercial fishing industry, including the catching, processing, exporting and retailing sectors is the State's third most important primary industry, after mining and agriculture.

Western Australia’s professional fishermen harvest and supply seafood to the eight out of ten members of the community who buy the majority of their seafood, to the hospitality sector and to service a profitable export market.

The industry works under strict regulation and in partnership with government to ensure the sustainability of our fisheries.

This website provides information on the industry in Western Australia from its value, its management arrangements and environmental practices through to recipes to enhance your enjoyment of seafood.


If you have a question about the industry please do not hesitate to contact us.


Seafood for Australia


The National Seafood Industry Alliance (NSIA) has launched a new website to help redress misconceptions about the health and sustainability of Australia’s fisheries resources.