Chris Calogeras has over 30 year’s expertise working with the fishing and seafood industry.  Roles have included senior resource management positions within Government, operations manager at an award-winning export-focused seafood company. For the last 17 years, Chris has been the Director of C-AID Consultants, an independent industry consultancy.  Chris has formal training in resource and business management and seafood processing.

As a consultant, Chris works with all sectors of the fishing and seafood industry, including the wild harvest, aquaculture, recreational sector, Indigenous fishers and government to build capacity and develop sustainable management and research solutions and outcomes across diverse groups.  He specialises in work involving inshore tropical species and is recognised for his work with mud crabs.  Chris has overseen or been involved in over 50 national research projects.

Amongst his current roles, he is the Executive Officer for the FRDC National Indigenous Reference Group and the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association, facilitator of the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program and is currently Chair of the NT Mud Crab Licensees Committee.

He is also involved in a number of other projects which can be seen at www.c-aid.com.au.