Pearl Consortium

The Pearl Consortium IPA was established in 2011 and currently extends until 2021. The IPA is headed by the Paspaley Group that represents a consortium of eight pearling companies that have co-invested directly with FRDC to improve existing production technology and develop new technologies. This partnership has proved to be very beneficial, with significant progress made in a number of areas that have been implemented to improve industry performance.

 

Industry Partnership Agreement
The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. The Pearl Consortium 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 Pearl Consortium 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

The Pearl Consortium has developed a Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Plan that provides a framework to identify and invest in key strategic research needs of Pearl Consortium 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 – to see whether this IPA has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications see – here

 

Pearl Consortium Contact:
David Mills, Executive Officer – (E dmills@paspaley.com.au)

 

FRDC Management Contacts:

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
2020-014
Genetic stock structure of commercially important deep sea crab species
Current
2020-043
Toxigenic vibrio baselines and optimum storage, transport and shelf-life conditions to inform cold supply chains in the north Australian Tropical Rock Oyster industry
Current
2019-114
Giant Crab Enhanced Data Collection - Innovative approaches to enhance data collection in the Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian Giant crab fisheries
Current
2019-014
Can DNA from routine plankton surveys be used to measure fish spawning areas and monitor changes in pelagic ecosystems?
Current
2020-040
Aquatic animal welfare – a review of guidance documents and legislation
Current
2020-002
Quantifying the exposure, protection and recovery of seafloor habitats in Spencer Gulf to prawn trawling
Current
2019-176
NCCP: Determination of the susceptibility of silver perch, Murray cod and rainbow trout to infection with CyHV-3
Current
2020-004
The impact and implication of Perkinsus olseni on Australian abalone fisheries
Current
2020-005
Developing a cost-effective monitoring regime and stock assessment for Sand Flathead in Tasmania
Current
2020-021
Contextualising shellfish food safety in Northern Australia
Current

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