Vale George Raptis

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) pays respect to George Raptis, a well-known figure among Australia’s fishing industry who passed away on 29 September 2017.

George was a leader in the Australian commercial fishing industry, playing a prominent role maintaining A. Raptis and Sons Pty Ltd as one of Australia’s most pioneering and successful family fishing companies with a footprint spanning the country from Darwin to Adelaide and eastern ports in between.

George served as an industry member on AFMA’s Northern Prawn Fishery Management Advisory Committee for 12 years, and was highly regarded for providing frank and fearless advice in helping to build the Commonwealth’s most profitable fishery.

George Raptis will be remembered for his enterprising part in Australia’s commercial fishing history.


FV Raptis Pearl