Ru­ral woman award win­ner an­nounced

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

THE 2017 Ru­ral In­dus­tries Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (RIRDC) Vic­to­rian Ru­ral Women’s Award has gone to a woman with big plans for the lo­cal seafood in­dus­try.

Kirsten Aber­nethy has spent more than 10 years work­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally in the fish­eries in­dus­try, and re­turned to Mel­bourne in 2015 to take up a po­si­tion with Seafood In­dus­try Vic­to­ria.

Ms Aber­nethy was se­lected by an in­de­pen­dent panel along­side three other fi­nal­ists, Cath Jenk­ins, Joe­lene Wil­liams and Lisa Brass­ing­ton.

She re­ceived $10,000 for her project.

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