Aquaculture Association of Queensland

Bruce Sambell

Since 1988. Bruce has developed Ausyfish to an industry leading hatchery, producing many Australian native freshwater fish. After about a five year break Bruce has accepted the roll of president of the Aquaculture Association of Queensland Inc. Previously, Bruce served as president of the Aquaculture Association of Queensland Inc. for about 15 years. 


Bruce also served as:
• Vice-president Queensland Aquaculture Industries Federation (QAIF) for 3 years
• Sector representative on QAIF, for 14 years. 
• Queensland Government Freshwater Management Advisory Committee for 10 years. 
• Queensland Government "Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme Committee for 10 years. 
• Freshwater Fish Trans-Location Committee for 10 years. 
• QAIF food safety representative for 5 years.
Prior to moving to Queensland, after 9 years in the life insurance industry, 5 as State Sales Manager for an international company, Bruce's passion for fish took hold resulting in a chain of retail aquarium shops. Finally the passion matured with the move to Queensland to build the now well known Ausyfish. 
Bruce, often called the Perch Man has been involved with fish at a commercial level for almost 40 years. His role as industry consultant has provided cross sector experience at many levels. Sound advice is available to existing industry participants and especially those considering entering freshwater finfish aquaculture.
Considerable experience has been gained during the commercial development of Australian native perch. 
Bruce was the first produce and developed commercial spawning procedures for several native Australian freshwater fish species including sleepy cod, freshwater archer fish. Bruce was one of the first to ever spawn jade perch. He has now been breeding them longer that anyone currently in the industry.
Much of this knowledge is shared on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFx_UKPmQ6ve-pSqMa0uY1w
AND at this web site: http://www.jadeperch.com/