Oysters Australia (OA)

Oysters Australia (OA) was established in 2011 and is the national peak body working to further the interests of approximately 550+ individuals and businesses located mostly in NSW, South Australia and Tasmania with small production occurring in Western Australia and Queensland.

 

Industry Partnership Agreement

The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. OA 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 OA members and research providers, with priorities developed to address issues identified in the OA Strategic Plan.

 

Research Priorities

OA has developed a Strategic Plan 2020-2025 that identifies the following five programs (See the plan):

  • Production and innovation
  • Risk management
  • People and knowledge
  • Post-harvest and market development
  • Industry profile and regulation

 

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 – see whether this IPA has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications.

 

OA Contact

Andy Myers, Executive Officer – (E management@oystersaustralia.org)

 

FRDC Management Contact

Wayne Hutchinson – FRDC Portfolio Manager (M 0439 636 375; E Wayne.hutchinson@frdc.com.au)

 

Meeting dates

See Events

 

Related projects are listed below

Project Number
Title
Status
2020-064
South Australian Pacific oyster mortality trials
Current
2019-210
Oyster Industry Response to the COVID19 Crisis
Completed
2019-208
2020-2025 Strategic Plan for the Australian Oyster Industry
Current
2018-004
SafeFish 2018-2021
Current
2017-136
SOCo Financial Strategy Workshop 17 November 2017
Completed
2016-808
Future Oysters CRC-P: Income from ASI; FRDC OA PIRSA Contributions; and uncommitted extension funds management project
Current
2016-807
Future oysters CRC-P: Species diversification to provide alternatives for commercial production
Current
2016-245
Development of sector-specific biosecurity plan templates and guidance documents for the abalone and oyster aquaculture industries
Completed
2015-706
Seafood CRC: overcoming technical constraints to Sydney Rock Oyster hatchery production
Completed
2015-239
Oysters Australia IPA: Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome - resistant Oyster breeding for a sustainable Pacific Oyster Industry in Australia
Current