Queensland Research Advisory Committee


This page is an archived page detailing RAC activities under the 2015-2020 RD&E Plan. FRDC is currently in the process of renewing the RACs to deliver the 2020-2025 R&D plan, and these pages will be updated when the revised RAC process is finalised.

The Queensland Research Advisory Committee (QLDRAC) formerly the Queensland Fisheries Research Advisory Body (FRAB), is an Australian Government statutory authority that was established by the FRDC in March 2016 under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 (PIRD Act).

The Queensland Research Advisory Committee (QLDRAC) is an expertise-based committee is comprised of a membership group with expertise in wild catch (commercial and recreational), aquaculture, resource management, processing/post-harvest, indigenous, RD&E management or people development. The committee is responsible for facilitating the identification and delivery of efficient and effective research for stakeholders in Queensland.


Research Priorities

Research, Development and Extension Plan

QLDRAC has developed a 5-year Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Plan that provides a framework to identify and invest in key strategic research needs of Queensland stakeholders, with the intent to ensure a healthy marine ecosystem and efficient, productive and profitable fisheries (including commercial, Indigenous and recreational).


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, drawn from the RDE Plan, up to three times per year in November, April and August – See whether this RAC has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications.


FRDC Management Contacts:


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Associated Industry Partnership Agreements:

IPAs are an agreement between the FRDC and a sector body to manage a suite of sectoral projects over a specified time period against an agreed industry strategic plan. Some sectors in a jurisdiction may have their RD&E need represented by the IPA as opposed to the RAC – for more information see the IPAs.

Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries IPA

Australian Barramundi Farmers’ Association IPA

Australian Prawn Farmers’ Association IPA

Oysters Australia IPA


Related projects are listed below

Project Number
Toxigenic vibrio baselines and optimum storage, transport and shelf-life conditions to inform cold supply chains in the north Australian Tropical Rock Oyster industry
Contextualising shellfish food safety in Northern Australia
Determining the spatial distribution and abundance indices for Moreton Bay Bugs, Thenus parindicus and Thenus australiensis in Queensland to improve stock assessment and management
Developing a traditional fishing harvest strategy to support the sustainable harvest of Quampie (Pinctada albina) in Moreton Bay
Strategic Planning Workshop for Yellowtail Kingfish Stock Assessment in South-Eastern Australia
Fishing for change: A social marketing approach to reduce the recreational harvest of Snapper and Pearl Perch in Queensland.
Investigate changes in acceptance of wild caught Barramundi in the foodservice and hospitality market sectors
Knowledge to improve the assessment and management of Giant Mud Crabs (Scylla serrata) in Queensland.
Assessing the population biology of Black Jewfish (Protonibea diacanthus) in Queensland
Seaweed production as a nutrient offset for Moreton Bay