Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association (TSGA)

The Tasmanian Salmonid Growers’ Association Ltd (TSGA) is Tasmania’s peak body representing growers. TSGA works for its members under an Industry/Government partnership to ensure sustainable operation and regulation of the industry.

 

Industry Partnership Agreement

The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. TSGA 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 TSGA 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

Strategic areas of RD&E and associated priorities for the Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon Farming industry can be categorised into the following:

Sustainable expansion of the industry (this involves environmental monitoring and management:

  • research into technologies required to operate in more exposed and potential deeper areas, as well as associated on shore technology to support this as well;
  • government and community engagement;
  • Broadscale ecological information and monitoring.

More efficient production:

  • Fish health and welfare – including vaccine developments undertaken at the Australian Aquatic Animal Health and Vaccine Centre at Mt Pleasant;
  • Predation and interactions with other wildlife;
  • Increased survival;
  • Increased growth rates;
  • Improved feeds (both for fish nutrition and sustainability implications);
  • Automation/skilled workforce;
  • People development;
  • Waste management.

Sustained market access

  • Food safety;
  • Animal welfare;
  • Environmental standards;
  • Biosecurity;
  • Transport and logistics.

Reputation

  • Environmental standards and management;
  • Community and government engagement;
  • Education and training (people development;
  • Pollution management

 

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.

 

TSGA Contact

Jen Fry, Chief Advisor

Web: https://www.tsga.com.au

 

FRDC Management Contacts

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

 

Related projects are listed below

Project Number
Title
Status
2020-069
Climate ready Tasmanian smolt
Current
2019-211
Blue Economy CRC (Huon Aquaculture)
Current
2019-164
TSGA-IPA: A five-year aquatic animal health R&D program for the Tasmanian salmonid aquaculture industry
Current
2019-077
Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon Research, Development and Extension Management
Current
2018-217
Understanding and mapping the Tasmanian public perception to Atlantic Salmon farming
Completed
2018-131
Storm Bay Observing System: Assessing the Performance of Aquaculture Development
Current
2018-129
Marine fish farm pen oxygenation trial for Atlantic Salmon
Current
2018-121
Sex reversal and sex differentiation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Current
2018-119
Development of a hydrodynamic model to investigate near field and regional connectivity around Okehampton Bay
Current
2018-116
Development of sector-specific Biosecurity Blueprint for the Tasmanian farmed salmonid industry
Current