Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA)

The Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA) was established in 1993. It is the national peak body working to further the interests of the Australian Barramundi farming industry. ABFA’s objects and purposes are:

  • To promote and support all aspects of the Australian barramundi farming industry
  • To provide a unified voice for the barramundi farming industry in representations to governments and other bodies
  • To promote and undertake, as necessary, research and development in the Australian barramundi farming industry,
  • To promote the development of barramundi farming as an environmentally sustainable industry
  • To foster and promote goodwill amongst the members of the Association in the furtherance of its objectives.

 

The ABFA’s vision is for Australian Barramundi to be the Australian fish of choice for seafood consumers.

 

Industry Partnership Agreement

The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. ABFA 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 ABFA members and research providers, with priorities developed and agreed at Annual General Meetings (AGM) and half yearly conferences.

 

ABFA Strategic Priorities

ABFA has developed a Strategic Plan 2020-2025 (see the plan) that identifies the following five strategy platforms and R&D priorities to support each of these:

  1. Grow category demand
  2. Differentiate to support premium pricing
  3. Manage biosecurity & disease risk
  4. Drive productivity improvement
  5. Deliver triple bottom line commitments

 

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.

 

ABFA Contact

Jo-Anne Ruscoe, Executive Officer – (E admin@abfa.org.au)
Web: www.abfa.org.au and www.australianbarramundi.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

Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA)

The Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA) was established in 1993. It is the national peak body working to further the interests of the Australian Barramundi farming industry. ABFA’s objects and purposes are:

  • To promote and support all aspects of the Australian barramundi farming industry
  • To provide a unified voice for the barramundi farming industry in representations to governments and other bodies
  • To promote and undertake, as necessary, research and development in the Australian barramundi farming industry,
  • To promote the development of barramundi farming as an environmentally sustainable industry
  • To foster and promote goodwill amongst the members of the Association in the furtherance of its objectives.

 

The ABFA’s vision is for Australian Barramundi to be the Australian fish of choice for seafood consumers.

 

Industry Partnership Agreement

The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. ABFA 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 ABFA members and research providers, with priorities developed and agreed at Annual General Meetings (AGM) and half yearly conferences.

 

ABFA Strategic Priorities

ABFA has developed a Strategic Plan 2020-2025 (see the plan) that identifies the following five strategy platforms and R&D priorities to support each of these:

  1. Grow category demand
  2. Differentiate to support premium pricing
  3. Manage biosecurity & disease risk
  4. Drive productivity improvement
  5. Deliver triple bottom line commitments

 

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.

 

ABFA Contact

Jo-Anne Ruscoe, Executive Officer – (E admin@abfa.org.au)
Web: www.abfa.org.au and www.australianbarramundi.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

ABFA
Project Number
Title
Status
2019-126
Assessing the biosecurity risk of uncooked whole and eviscerated barramundi and grouper in relation to exotic viruses
Current
2019-003
Harvest and slaughter methods for farmed Barramundi to minimise fish stress and achieve premium market quality and improved fish welfare outcomes
Current
2018-140
Strengthening the ABFA Quality Framework
Current
2017-170
Real time monitoring of water quality and mechanisation of pond management to boost productivity and increase profit
Completed
2017-169
Assessing the nutritional value of Australian Barramundi
Completed
2016-503
Digital documentation of Australian Barramundi and Prawns Farms Across Australia
Completed
2014-708
Seafood CRC: stamping quality across the Australian farmed Barramundi industry.
Completed
2014-408
ABFA IPA: RD&E project investment and management via ABFA strategic plan 2014-2020
Current
2013-752
Seafood CRC: setting directions for the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA) - development of a strategic RD&E Plan for the Industry.
Completed
2010-312
Ridley Aqua-feed Australian Prawn and Barramundi Conference
Completed