Abalone Council of Australia (ACA)

Abalone Council Australia Ltd (ACA) is a public not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.  It was incorporated in 2004 and is the peak national body representing the wild-caught abalone industry in Australia. The primary function of Abalone Council Australia Ltd is to oversee and manage nationwide investment in abalone related research.  Its inaugural 10-year strategic plan focused on investment in:

  • Product development and market management
  • Harvest optimisation
  • Resource and environmental sustainability
  • Human capacity development
  • Socio-economic sustainability

 

Industry Partnership Agreement
The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. ACA works closely with the FRDC and research providers to focus resources into the RD&E needed to address current priority investment areas. RD&E investment planning and project realisation is undertaken through a collaborative process between ACA members and research providers, with priorities developed and agreed at Annual General Meetings (AGM) and half yearly conferences.

 

Research Priorities

Research, Development and Extension Plan

ACA has developed a Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Plan that provides a framework to identify and invest in key strategic research needs of ACA stakeholders. See the plan.

 

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.

 

ACA Contact:
Dean Lisson, Executive Officer – (E deanlisson@tassie.net.au)

Web:http://abalonecouncil.com.au/

 

FRDC Management Contacts:

Chris Izzo – FRDC Portfolio Manager (M 0419 852 723; E christopher.izzo@frdc.com.au)

 

Meeting dates: See – Events

 

Related projects are listed below

   
Project Number
Title
Status
2018-193
Abalone assessment and management (workshop): what have we learned, what are the gaps and where can we do better
Current
2018-061
Abalone Council Australia Ltd Planning and Management for a National Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Program
Current
2018-004
SafeFish 2018- 2021
Current
2017-225
Improving risk management of paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) in the Blacklip Abalone (Haliotis rubra rubra)
Current
2017-124
Developing a new five year Strategic Plan for RD&E Investment in the Australian wild harvest abalone industry
Completed
2016-257
Implementing and evaluating the Australian Seafood Trade Agenda 2016 - 2018 - Seafood Trade Advisory Group (STAG)
Current
2015-710
Seafood CRC: Securing the legacy from the Seafood CRC investment in market research and development
Current
2015-212
SafeFish - research to support food safety, trade and market access
Completed
2015-017
Maximise yield or minimise risk in the Blacklip Abalone fishery: using biological data to direct harvest strategies
Completed
2014-713
Seafood CRC: supply chain research and analysis to support the future commercial roll out of the Australian Wild Abalone program
Completed