The Australian Fish Names Committee is established under FRDC, an accredited Standards Development Organisation. The committee assigns of standard fish names in accordance with transparent and rigorous procedures. Fish Names Committee members are appointed by the Board which must ensure that the committee possesses appropriate skills and knowledge.

Fish Names Committee Membership

(as at 31 July 2018)

Independent Chair 

Gus Dannoun

Australian seafood industry Appointee 

Simon Boag

Fisheries Agencies Appointee 

Jason Gibson as nominee and
coordinate attendance with Heather Brayford

Recreational Fishing Appointee

Russell Conway

Expert Member (Seafood Imports)

Norm Grant / Mark Boulter

Expert Member (Hospitality) 

Glenn Austin

Expert Member (Major Supermarkets)

Hamish Allen

Expert Member (Seafood Marketing and Fish and
Invertebrates Taxonomy)

Don Tuma

Expert Member (Fish Taxonomy)

Gordon Yearsley

Expert Member (Seafood Marketing)

Anni Conn

Expert Member (Seafood Processors)

Anthony Mercer

​Department of Agriculture and Water Resources representative ​Lisa McKenzie
​CSIRO Fish Taxomony representative ​Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Expert Member (Master Fish Merchants' Association of Australia representative) ​Kerry Strangas

SDO Representatives


Patrick Hone / John Wilson 


Peter Horvat


Fish Names Secretary


Alan Snow

Project Manager