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Leader in Australian fisheries awarded Queen’s honour

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) congratulates Gail Richey on being awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her thirty-year contribution to the fishing industry.

A leader and venerable presence in fisheries management and the fisheries and aquaculture industry, Mrs Richey was awarded an AM in the General Division of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Beginning her career in AFMA’s predecessor, the Australian Fisheries Service in 1984, Mrs Richey then went on to establish her own fisheries consultancy company, Trawline five years later in 1989, and was appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive of the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) when it was established in 2002.

She was also a board member for the University of Tasmania’s Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute for four years to 2009.

Mrs Richey has continued to remain a valued source of advice and expertise, sharing her knowledge and experience across several AFMA Management Advisory Committees (MAC) roles, notably the Executive Officer for the South East Trawl MAC and Chair of the Great Australian Bight MAC, where she worked closely with AFMA’s stakeholders to make management decisions in the interest of sustainability and healthy marine stock.

Congratulations again to Mrs Richey on this well-deserved honour.

The Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours list recognises a diverse range of contributions and service across all fields, including professional endeavours, community work, Australia’s Defence Force and Emergency Services.

Source: AFMA

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