New Industry Liaison Officer

20th July 2016

Danait Ghebrezgabhier has been appointed as the new AFMA-SETFIA Liaison Officer.

Her arrival follows Andrew Trappett’s departure after a successful 15 month tenure.

Danait has worked at AFMA since 2009, has come from a zoology background and has experience working in compliance planning, research administration and several fisheries.  She is currently studying towards a Masters of Applied Science in Fisheries Management with the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania.

Under the arrangement, Danait remains an AFMA employee but will be working closely with SETFIA on projects including the roll out of stronger seabird mitigation strategies and electronic logbooks, delivering eLearning training modules and will help with communications.

While in Lakes Entrance, Danait is looking forward to working closely with industry and learning more about what makes them tick.  She may even pick up a tick or two about catching fish along the way.

This position will continue to provide another point of liaison between the trawl sector and AFMA.  Danait can be contacted by email on Please give her a warm welcome to Lakes.