10/05/2017 - May 2017 call for applications

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) that address the priority areas nominated by the Southern Rocklobster Industry Partnership Agreement (SRL IPA) and the Indigenous Fishing Subprogram.

30/03/2017 - The search for Australia’s best fish and chips has begun

Who can lay claim to having Australia’s best fish and chips? The search starts now and the competition is sure to be fierce.

23/03/2017 - FRDC announces recreational fishing bursary and study tour to 8th World Recreational Fishing Conference in Canada

FRDC are sponsoring a study tour project to enable young leaders in recreational fishing to attend the 8th World Recreational Fishing Conference in Canada.

07/03/2017 - Seafood Sector well represented at ABARES Outlook Conference

The fisheries sector is represented by three outstanding individuals whose initiative and abilities are clearly demonstrated by their success. In all cases successful enterprises they have been established in previously undeveloped markets.

01/12/2016 - 2017 Annual Competitive Round Call for Expressions of Interest

FRDC is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) that address the 2017 priority areas.

21/10/2016 - New Seismic Research Reports

Three new pieces of research have now been completed that look at the impacts of seismic surveys and how industry can work together in the future.

20/09/2016 - Eliciting knoweldge on Marine Mammals

A new report released today aims to identify critical knowledge gaps in on potential impacts of key marine mammal species to inform management.

01/09/2016 - The Hon. Ron Boswell announced as new FRDC Chair

FRDC is pleased to announce the appointment of a new chairman to its board - former Queensland National Party Senator the Hon. Ron Boswell.

27/07/2016 - Call for Expressions of Interest to nominate as a Tasmanian Research Advisory Committee Chair or Member

10/02/2016 - FRDC opens Adelaide office - focus on greater service to stakeholders

Twenty-five years after it began, 2016 will see the FRDC complete a substantial change and evolution to how it operates opening an office within Wine Australia

11/09/2015 - Funding to grow white fish for the future

The FRDC, Clean Seas Tuna, South Australian Research and Development Institute and NSW Department of Primary Industries welcomed the govenment announcement of $3 million funding for research into Australian Yellowtail Kingfish aquaculture production.

09/09/2015 - New Board to bring changes to fisheries and aquaculture research in Australia

The FRDC welcomes the announcement and appointment of six new directors to the FRDC Board by Federal Agriculture Minister, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Senator Richard Colbeck.

02/09/2015 - New Board for FRDC

17/08/2015 - 2016 Annual Competitive Round Call for Applications

FRDC's 2016 Annual Competitive Round Call for Expressions of Interest is now open.

14/01/2015 - ASI is seeking expressions of interest for the positions of Independent Chair and Independent Directors

Can you add value to the operations of Australian Seafood Industries (ASI) by providing strategic leadership and effective governance? If so this may be of interest to you.

07/01/2015 - National Seafood Industry Leadership Program - apply now!

Only limited places are available in the national seafood industry leadership program. Apply now to ensure you do not miss out.

08/08/2014 - TSRA and FRDC request for quotation

The​ Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) and the FRDC are seeking applications for a supplier

04/08/2014 - Development of the National Marine Science Plan

​Process for developing the National Marine Science Plan

16/07/2014 - New FishNet funding application release

​The FRDC are proud to announce the release of their new funding application software.

22/05/2014 - TRF Round changes for 2014-15

To address the budget measures in the first financial year and minimise impact on existing projects the Board has agreed to cancel the 2014-15 Tactical Research Funding Rounds.

22/05/2014 - Research and Development driving growth in aquaculture

Australia’s best aquaculture researchers will be showcased at the upcoming World Aquaculture Conference in Adelaide in June 7-11.

30/04/2014 - Nothing Flake-y about this decision

The Australian Fish Names committee today have put an end to consumer confusion and concerns around purchasing shark species with the announcement of the new group name Flake.

14/01/2014 - Seafood Industry Leadership Program

Applications for national Seafood Industry Leadership Program closes 20 January 2014

16/08/2013 - EOIs due 1st September

All EOIs from the June 2014 Round have been reactivated on FishNET.

15/08/2013 - FISH Magazine now available for down load

​FISH, the seafood industry magazine for FRDC is now available for dowload.

22/07/2013 - Seafood Services Australia Closes its Doors

The Board of Seafood Services Australia (SSA) today announced that the company will cease trading.

09/07/2013 - Culinary Young Guns Tour South Australia

The fourteen finalists Appetite for Excellence Young Chef and Young Waiters will gain a first-hand understanding of Australia’s primary industries during a tour of South Australia, starting in Adelaide, heading through the Adelaide Hills, the Coorong...

29/05/2013 - Ecosystem based frameworks for aquaculture, multi-fishery and international applications

The Ecosystem based frameworks for aquaculture, multi-fishery and international applications was released in May 2013...

03/05/2013 - 2014 Annual Call for Applications

All EOI’s must be finalised on FishNET no later than the 15th June 2013.

13/02/2013 - Flavour Wheel a First for Australian Seafood

Australia now has a clearly defined sensory vocabulary that accurately and precisely describe the sensory qualities for ten key seafood species from the Eyre Peninsula.

07/02/2013 - Scoping genetic tools for wild fisheries management

​A recently published FRDC report investigated the role of genetic tools in the management of wild fisheries aimed at achieving sustainable harvesting.

30/08/2012 - Net Benefit - an article from About the House Magazine

Among the four million recreational fishermen in this country looking forward to their next opportunity to drop a line, there’s one who knows a bit more about what’s biting than your average angler.

24/08/2012 - FRDC funded research on small pelagic fisheries

For those interested in small pelagic fish research past and present in Australia we have a list of projects, funded by FRDC along with a brief summary.

24/08/2012 - Final funding reminder

All E.O.I applications are due at the FRDC Programs Department by the 1st of September.

03/08/2012 - FRDC now on Facebook

The FRDC have just launched into social media with Facebook, others to follow soon! The FRDC Facebook page will be filled with the latest FRDC events, project updates, research facts, fish factoids, photos, and much, much more.

10/05/2012 - 2013 Annual Competitive Round Call for Expressions of Interest

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is calling for Expressions Of Interest (EOI) against the priority areas for...

25/01/2012 - New Open Call Projects Approved

Various environment, industry, community, people & extension projects under were approved by the FRDC Board at their recent meeting.

06/10/2011 - Factsheet: Imported Seafood in Australia

Imports have been reported as providing about 60 to 75% of current seafood supply in Australia, the importance varying...

12/08/2011 - Chefs visit the Source

A week spent visiting and learning from primary producers across South East Queensland was the reward for the 17 national finalists for the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Young Chef and Young Waiter awards.

15/07/2011 - NEW Submission dates for Tactical Research Fund (TRF) Applications

New Submission dates for Tactical Research Fund (TRF) applications.

02/05/2011 - Survey - Community perceptions of the fishing industry in Australia

One of the significant challenges facing the Australian fishing industry is in achieving long term sustainability for the industry.

02/03/2011 - Health and Safety in the Australian Fishing Industry

This report is the result of the identification of gaps in occupation health and safety (OHS) data for the fishing industry by the Collaborative Partnership for Farming and Fishing Health and Safety Program.

23/12/2010 - Fact sheet - Climate change, marine biodiversity and the fishing and aquaculture industries

17/09/2010 - Fact sheet E-fishing

This fact sheet on the 1st International Symposium on Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency or E-Fishing provides some of the major findings from the conference held in Vigo, Spain in May 2010.

16/08/2010 - Fact Sheet - Fish Prices and Value

New Fact sheet that explores the true cost of seafood its affordability when compared to other proteins.

16/02/2010 - Fisheries Economics Network Launched

The aim of the network is to strengthen research in the area of fisheries economics by creating a forum in which fisheries...

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Applications for the 2014 national Seafood Industry Leadership Program close on 20 January. Further information on the Program can be found at http://www.ruraltraininginitiatives.com.au/home/programs/seafood. Any enquiries about the program can be directed to Jill Briggs at Rural Training Initiatives: jill@ruraltraininginitiatives.com.au. Telephone 02 60357284.