Queensland Research Advisory Committee

Background

The Queensland Research Advisory Committee (Qld RAC) formerly the Qld 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 is expertise-based, composed of membership reflecting the various sectors/stakeholders of fishing and aquaculture across Queensland.

The Qld RAC aims to, on behalf of the jurisdiction of Queensland, invest into research that meets both jurisdictional and, where appropriate, national strategic RD&E goals to addresses the major challenges facing fisheries in Queensland, including the commercial, aquaculture, recreational and indigenous sectors.

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.

Influence of Changes in Reef Habitat Condition and Climate Change on Coral Trout — To Inform Abiotic Drivers of Coral Trout Stocks

QLDRAC

To Determine the Proportion of Queensland East Coast (Marine and Estuarine) Wild Barramundi Catch That is of Hatchery Origin

QLDRAC

Investigating Opportunities and Logistics for a Live Blue Swimmer Crab Market in NSW

NSWRAC; QLDRAC

Industry Recovery from White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV)

QLDRAC

Develop Estimates of Recreational Fishing Power Over Time

QLDRAC

Engaged Fisheries and Aquaculture

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

 

Members:

  • James Fogarty – Chair
  • David Bateman
  • Peter Jackson
  • Warwick Nash
  • Rachel Pears
  • Eric Perez
  • Ross Quinn

 

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 Qld RAC Meeting Dates:    Tuesday 10 October

2018 Qld RAC Meeting Dates:    Tuesday 20 March

                                                     Tuesday 11 July

                                                     Tuesday 23 October

 

Associated IPAs:

Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries IPA  

Australian Barramundi Farmers’ Association IPA

Australian Prawn Farmers’ Association IPA

Oysters Australia IPA