All sectors of Australian fishing and aquaculture need strong, effective, connected leadership to respond well to the challenges and opportunities before them.

The FRDC invests in leadership development at the national level through the Australian Rural Leadership Program, the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program, and Nuffield Australia. Information on these programs, including information on how to apply, can be found at:

At the sector and regional level, people development needs are identified by our Industry partners, Fisheries Research Advisory Committees, and Subprogram leaders, and actioned through their sector and jurisdictional strategic plans.