Abalone Council of Australia (ACA)

Abalone Council Australia Ltd (ACA) is a public not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. It was incorporated in 2004 and is the peak national body representing the wild-caught abalone industry in Australia. The primary function of Abalone Council Australia Ltd is to oversee and manage nationwide investment in abalone related research. Its inaugural 10-year strategic plan focused on investment in:

  • Product development and market management
  • Harvest optimisation
  • Resource and environmental sustainability
  • Human capacity development
  • Socio-economic sustainability

 

Industry Partnership Agreement

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

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

 

ACA Contact

Dean Lisson, Executive Officer – (E deanlisson@tassie.net.au)
Web: https://abalonecouncil.com.au

 

FRDC Management Contacts

Chris Izzo – FRDC Portfolio Manager (M 0419 852 723; E christopher.izzo@frdc.com.au)

 

Meeting dates

See Events

 

Related projects are listed below

Project Number
Title
Status
2020-065
Indicators for density and biomass of exploitable abalone – developing and applying a new approach
Current
2020-004
The impact and implication of Perkinsus olseni on Australian abalone fisheries
Current
2019-215
Seventh National Abalone Convention 2019
Current
2019-118
Drawing strength from each other: simulation testing of Australia’s abalone harvest strategies
Current
2019-110
Best practice and policy in abalone stock enhancement, restocking and translocation
Current
2019-041
Development and validation of reduced thermal processing requirements for canned abalone
Current
2019-038
Abalone diver observation collection, analysis and reporting system for improved management decision making
Current
2018-193
Abalone assessment and management (workshop): what have we learned, what are the gaps and where can we do better
Completed
2018-128
Seafood Trade Advisory Group - developing, implementing and communicating the Australian seafood industry trade agenda 2019-2021
Current
2018-109
National Abalone Diver Exchange Program
Current