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Careers Week 2023 | FRDC Live Careers Panel

Friday, May 19 2023 @ 11:15am AEST

To celebrate Careers Week 2023, the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA), in collaboration with Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), will be hosting a FREE live careers panel, showcasing the diversity of opportunities along the supply chain in the fishing and aquaculture industry.

Join us on Friday the 19th of May at 11:15am AEST to hear from our panellists and learn about pathways into the industry. 


– Sam Evenhuis | Smithton Shellfish

– Shane Gillie | Seafood & Maritime Training

– Christine Huynh | Nautilus Consulting

– Bryan Van Wyk | Austral Fisheries

To learn more about our panellists, check out their bios and recordings of their career journeys here:

Christine Huynh | Nautilus Consulting

Christine Huynh is a veterinarian and aquaculture consultant with extensive experience working with a variety of species, including salmon, barramundi, abalone, prawns, trout, kingfish, tuna, and native Australian fish. She is the founder of Nautilus Collaboration, which works with startups, family fish farms, companies trying to bring their product to market, and large organisations like the World Bank. Christine’s passion for fish started in her childhood, where she bred ornamental fish, and this led her to study veterinary science at the University of Sydney. She loves the people in the aquaculture industry and enjoys developing health teams to respond to emergencies, integrating herself in the processes, and working closely with operators. Her biggest challenge starting in the industry was being okay with not knowing the answer to all questions, and she has encountered gender-related challenges, but she has seen gender equality improve over the last 15 years. In 10 years, she would like to continue working in her consultancy company and use her knowledge to work in developing nations

Shane Gillie | Seafood & Maritime Training

As the training manager at Seafood and Maritime training it is my role to coordinate the training programs we offer and work with our clients and the trainers to deliver current, engaging, and quality outcomes in this space. One of the many benefits of this role is working with students and seeing them progress their training, which often results in new opportunities within maritime operations, research, and industry development to name a few.With over 16years experience in the Maritime and Aquaculture I have performed many roles across the sector including vessel and dive operations, managing operational risk for large organisations, and delivering training programs up to a Diploma level.

Bryan Van Wyk | Austral Fisheries

Fleet Operations Manager. Austral Fisheries, Australia’s leading integrated commercial fishing company bringing high quality, sustainably caught seafood products to customers around the world for over 40 years. Austral’s fleet consists of 15 vessels ranging from toothfish in the south; to prawns and tropical reef fish in the north. Passionate about attracting and retaining great people into seafood. Austral Academy – school outreach program.