Graeme Byrnes

Graeme Byrnes

Graeme is a recognised OceanWatch Master Fisherman, successfully completing formal training and assessment in sustainable work practices.

OceanWatch Master Fisherman Program

The OceanWatch Master Fisherman Program incorporates many aspects of responsible fishing including:

Quality assurance, bycatch reduction devices and techniques, animal welfare, threatened species management, catch documentation, marine pests management, habitat, pollution, indigenous fishing and workplace health and safety.

Training is facilitated by OceanWatch Australia and assessment is overseen by the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee, linked to the Seafood Industry Training Package and industry wide codes of practice.


Graeme’s maritime and safety qualifications include:

  • Coxwain
  • Food Safety Training Certification

Other competencies

  • Advanced First Aid
  • OHS White Card
  • First Aid
  • Private Business Environmental Management System

Special Awards

  • 2009 Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards “Star of the Sea”
  • The National Seafood Industry Alliance Hall of Fame “Industry Icon”