The Tasmanian Research Advisory Committee (TASRAC) was formed in 2017. It is one of a number of similar bodies established throughout Australia to assist state ministers responsible for fisheries, the FRDC, other fisheries research, development and extension funding agencies, and research providers. The Committee is composed of representatives from the commercial and recreational capture fisheries, the aquaculture industry, community stakeholders, major research providers and the State Government, and is directed by an independent Chair.
The Tasmanian Research Advisory Committee has developed a RD&E Plan which provides a framework to identify the key strategic research needs of the fisheries and aquaculture sector under its jurisdiction from 2018 – 2023.
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.
FRDC Management Contacts:
Chris Izzo – Executive Officer (M 0419 852 723; E firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alison Connelly – Secretariat (M 0437 694 485; E email@example.com)
TASRAC meeting no. 7 – 5 April 2018
TASRAC meeting no. 8 – 26 July 2018
TASRAC meeting no. 9 – 19 October 2018
TASRAC meeting no. 10 – 4 April 2019
TASRAC meeting no. 11 – 25 July 2019
TASRAC meeting no. 12 – 24 October 2019