Dear Abalone Stakeholder
Welcome to the year of the Fire Rooster, and the first edition of AWA News for 2017!
It's an exciting year ahead for the industry and with the AWA Project Team roadshow underway - the team is visiting all abalone producing states to undertake consultation and feedback sessions about the Industry Marketing Levy, the proposed Five Year Promotional Plan and future opportunities.
In 2016 the team met with South Australian Abalone licence holders in October, followed by the Australian Wild Abalone exporters and the Abalone Association of Australasia (AAA) in November. Following this consultation, changes were made to the proposed levy design as well as the Draft Marketing Plan.
This year, the AWA Team met the Western Australian stakeholders earlier this month at their industry meeting where they were presented with an updated Draft Marketing Plan 2018-2023 (available to download via this link), further information about the Levy Process, and an opportunity to ask any questions.
We are planning to meet face to face with as many people as possible. Please contact us to find out when the team will be in your state or to organise a meeting with us.