Northern Territory Research Advisory Committee

Background

The Northern Territory Research Advisory Committee (NT RAC) formerly the NT FRAB, is an Australian Government statutory authority that was established by the FRDC in March 2016 under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 (PIRD Act). The committee works on behalf of a diverse and important set of local stakeholders that includes:

  • Aboriginal communities;
  • the commercial seafood industry;
  • the recreational and tourism fishing sector;
  • the Northern Territory Government;
  • the broader community that has in interest in the services provided by, as well as the integrity of, the Northern Territory’s aquatic environments.

The NT RAC maintains responsibility to a core set of stakeholders that include the commercial fisheries, aquaculture, indigenous and seafood management sectors as well as the FRDC Board, FRDC various partner groups and the wider research community.

2018 First Call for Applications Now Open

The State and Territory RACs, in conjunction with other FRDC Partner groups (IPA's and Subprograms), have released the first open call for applications to be evaluated in 2018. The following priorities have been identified as priorities to this RAC. Note that some priorities are applicable to multiple jurisdictions - for the full list of priorities download them here.

Increasing the Health and Productivity of Pinctada maxima Pearl Oysters

WARAC; NTRAC; Pearling IPA

Managing Transition Both In and Out of the Seafood Industry

NTRAC

Cost Effective Management Strategies for Small Scale/Capacity Limited Fisheries

NTRAC; WARAC; QLDRAC; NSWRAC

Engaged Fisheries and Aquaculture

HDRS; NSWRAC; QLDRAC; NTRAC, WARAC; SRL IPA; ACPF IPA

 

Members:

  • Rik Buckworth – Chair
  • David Ciaravolo
  • David Crook
  • Bryan McDonald
  • Heidi Mumme
  • Natasha Stacey
  • Katherine Winchester

 

Priority list:

Call for applications

Stakeholder workshops

 

FRDC Management Contacts:

Skye Barrett – Executive Officer (M 0419 935 945; E skye.barrett@frdc.com.au)

Leah Fergusson – Secretariat (M 0402 422 605; E leah.fergusson@frdc.com.au)

 

Meeting dates:

2017 NT RAC Meeting Dates:      Tuesday 17 October

2018 NT RAC Meeting Dates:      Wednesday 14 March

                                                     Wednesday 25 July

                                                     Wednesday 10 October

 

Associated IPAs:

Australian Barramundi Farmers’ Association IPA

Australian Prawn Farmers’ Association IPA

Pearl Consortium IPA