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Andrew Ferguson – Owner & Managing Director of Ferguson Fisheries Pty Ltd – “Value Adding to Australian Fishing Resources”
September 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm$50
Founder of Ferguson Fisheries, Andrew Ferguson started as a professional fisherman in 1975 at the age of 16. He purchased his first Southern Zone lobster licence and boat in May 1980. During his fishing career up until 2000, Andrew owned and operated fishing vessels and fishing licences, in South Australian waters. Today Ferguson Fisheries continues to operate with a fleet of 7 boats.
Ferguson Australia was formed in 1999 to conduct market research and development on new export markets for lobster. Ferguson Australia began exporting in 2003. The business overtime has gained international recognition as an award winning and innovative seafood processor and exporter, including two Prix d’Elite Awards at the European Seafood Exposition, held in Belgium in 2004.
In 2005, Andrew was awarded the prestigious “Icon of the Sea” Award at the South Australian Seafood Awards, in recognition of his involvement and service to industry. In 2013 Andrew was inducted into the National Seafood Industry’s “Hall of Fame” by the National Seafood Industry Alliance and Wildcatch Fisheries SA Inc, as recognition of the significant made to the Australian Seafood Industry.Book Online