National Priorities and Subprograms

The FRDC RD&E Plan 2015-2020 brought with it a significant change to the way planning and investment is undertaken. The most significant is that the FRDC will directly invest to deliver results and outcomes against the national priorities. The FRDC has devolved some authority to jurisdictions through Research Advisory Committees (RACs) and industry sectors through Industry Partnership Agreements (IPAs) – to allow them greater ownership over setting research priorities and making recommendations on which projects to fund.

The National Priorities are:

Priority

LEADER

FRDC CONTACT

Australian fishing and aquaculture products are sustainable and acknowledged to be so.

Sevaly Sen

Improved productivity and profitability of fishing and aquaculture

Crispian Ashby

Crispian Ashby 
P: 02 6112 2125

Development of new and emerging aquaculture growth opportunities.

Wayne Hutchinson

Wayne Hutchinson 
M 0439636375

 

FRDC Investment Targets 2015-2020

Total RD&E Expenditure by Activity

Activities

2017–18
%

2018–19
%

2019–20
%

2020–21
%

LEAD

National priorities

15

14

13

13

National infrastructure

18

16

16

16

COLLABORATE

Incentive fund

1

2

2

2

Response fund

5

5

6

6

PARTNER

Partnership agreements (industry sectors)

30

32

32

32

Partnership agreements (jurisdictions)

31

31

31

31

Total activities expenditure

100

100

100

100

 

Subprograms (National Coordination Programs)

On occasion, a planned research and development outcome could be more successful if a number of related projects were managed by employing higher levels of coordination, integration and communication. The FRDC either on its own initiative or at the request of a stakeholder group, can establish a managed subprogram. The current subprogram contacts are listed below:

SUBPROGRAM

SUBPROGRAM LEADER

 FRDC CONTACT

Aquatic Animal Health and Biosecurity

Nick Moody

Wayne Hutchinson -
M: 0439636375

Indigenous fishing

Chris Calogeras

Wayne Hutchinson -
M: 0439636375

Recfishing Research

Owen Li 

Christopher Izzo - M: 0419852723

Human Dimensions Program

Emily Ogier

Carolyn Stewardson - M: 0418867944