NSW seafood industry leaders recognised by the Order of Australia

28 January, 2016 by
Aoife Boothroyd

On Australia Day, the Commonwealth of Australia announced that seafood industry leaders Grahame Turk, Dr Bruce Standen and Peter Dundas-Smith have each been honoured with a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia award.

Each member was recognised for their outstanding contributions to the development of an environmentally and socially sustainable seafood industry in Australia.

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“The seafood industry has many advocates and we are proud to see Grahame Turk, Dr Bruce Standen and Peter Dundas-Smith bestowed with awards from the Order of Australia,” says Bryan Skepper, Sydney Fish Market general manager.

“These three have contributed enormously to the seafood industry at both a state and
national level over many years, and through their leadership they have helped create a more
vibrant and sustainable industry.”

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Grahame Turk, chairman of the Sydney Fish Market, was awarded a Member of the Order for
significant service to the seafood and fisheries industry through leadership roles, and to the
development and sustainability of the sector. Turk has been an active contributor on numerous industry bodies in an honorary capacity, strongly advocating for sustainable fishing practices while also helping to drive value for community stakeholders.

Dr Bruce Standen was awarded for Member of Australia for significant service to primary
industry, particularly to agricultural economics, sustainability, and research. Dr Standen has been an independent director on the board of Sydney Fish Market since 1994 and is also Deputy Chair of OceanWatch Australia.

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Peter Dundas-Smith was awarded Member of the Order for significant service to the fishing,
aquaculture and seafood industries through innovation, research and development.
Dundas-Smith has a long record of leadership in furthering research and development both at a
government level and on behalf of the industry. Dundas-Smith played a major role in shaping the
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) during his time as executive
director and since retiring from FRDC, has continued to work to ensure a sound program
of end user driven research and development is pursued.