From science to seafood
Dr Renae Tobin recently left her fisheries science career to sell fresh and cooked local seafood. Renae is applying her scientific knowledge of the commercial fishing industry and seafood consumers, to selling quality local seafood and its story through new store ‘Tobin Fish Tales’. The aim of the venture is to rebuild the connection between wild catch commercial fishers and the Australian public, addressing ongoing issues with public perception of the industry. Renae will discuss the challenges and opportunities faced while selling local wild caught seafood with a story, and present ideas about we might better promote local seafood, and hence improve the profile of commercial fishing in the eyes of the community.