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Torres Strait Fisheries Exporter’s Handbook has arrived

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) has announced the release this month of the Torres Strait Fisheries Exporter’s Handbook.

This Exporter’s Handbook is a step-by-step guide to understanding the language of the exporting process, which can often be complex and daunting, leaving many people wondering where to start.

Thepublicationoffers an easy to follow structure that will assist potential businesses to discover if they are export ready or to find out what is required for businesses to do in order to be able to start exporting and to increase their success.

Through the handbookbusinesses can learn what information, people and departments are available to help and guide Torres Strait Islanders through the export start-up process and assist in the prevention of costly and time-consuming mistakes.

TSRA Chairperson Napau Pedro Stephen AM said the delivery of the handbook is about providing community with the tools and information to help them better understand and participate in the seafood supply chain.

“This is one part of the overarching project that is the continuationof the journey towards a future whole of industry branding for Torres Strait fisheries products and greater ownership of the seafood supply chain,” Mr Stephen said.

“This is directly linked to the current Fisheries Regional Ownership Framework project, which is to establish an independent commercial entity that will manage commercial fisheries in our region to generate wealth, knowledge and independence for our communities.

The handbook is the result of a much larger project commissioned by the TSRA with funding from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation called ‘Assessing Direct Export Feasibility, Marketing and Branding Opportunities for Torres Strait Fisheries Derived Products” (Project 2016/244), and conducted by marketing and business development company Honey and Fox Pty Ltd.

The handbook will be publicly available and can be downloaded from the TSRA website or to request a hardcopy contact TSRA Fisheries Programme at or 07 4069 0700.

Photo caption: Members of the TSRA Fisheries Regional Ownership Framework with the Exporter’s Handbook.

(L-R) Horace Baira, Frank Loban, Napau Pedro Stephen, Allison Runck (TSRA Fisheries Programme), Maluwap Nona, Ned David, Kenny Bedford.

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