Ensuring that Australian fishing and aquaculture products are sustainable and acknowledged to be so
As part of the 2015-2020 FRDC RD&E Plan, the FRDC will allocate a significant portion of the Australian Government’s public-good funding it receives to take the lead in priority setting for RD&E with a national focus.
Consumers and communities are empowered by information and are increasingly scrutinising the use of natural resources. They are becoming choosier about the food they eat, where it comes from, how it is produced or caught, and its sustainability. The FRDC’s overview of fishing and aquaculture, along with stakeholder feedback, shows this situation is apparent in the Australian fishing and aquaculture sector, but is impacting all other sectors.
The FRDC has conducted significant RD&E aimed at ensuring that Australian fishing and aquaculture is sustainable, and this will continue. It is vital that the sustainability of fishing and aquaculture in Australia is maintained and this information is available to the public.
Research, Development and Extension Plan
The strategic direction of National Priority 1 is outlined in the FRDC’s 2015-2020 RDE Plan.
For 2019-20 the key focus for National Priority 1 is:
Call for Applications
The FRDC invests through a flexible approach. Part of this approach allows the Research Advisory Committees (RACs), Industry Partnership Agreements (IPAs) and Subprograms to call for applications based on their priorities up to three times per year in November, April and August – see whether this IPA has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications.
National Priority One Contact:
Sevaly Sen, Subprogram Leader
FRDC Management Contacts:
Crispian Ashby – FRDC Portfolio Manager (P 02 6285 0425; E Crispian.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting dates: See – Events
The website Whichfish has been developed under National Priority One to help businesses find out more about Australian seafood to support them into making informed stocking decisions. o help businesses find out more about Australian seafood to support informed decisions
Related projects are listed below