The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is calling for applications that address the 17 research, development & extension (RD&E) priorities identified by the fishing and aquaculture sector.
The RD&E topics fall into three sectors: commercial (wild catch and aquaculture), indigenous, and recreational. Priority areas include assessing the socio-economic value of cultural fishing in Inland Rivers, developing stock assessment approaches, developing profiles of recreational fishers, and incorporating Aboriginal perspectives into fishery management review processes.
There are also multiple opportunities for post-graduate funding. Projects that align with FRDC’s 2020-25 R&D plan and display a strong connection with end users and beneficiaries will be given priority, it said.
FRDC is co-funded by the Australian government and fishing and aquaculture industries.
The Centre coordinates government and industry investment and works with stakeholders to establish and address their R&D priorities. In FY21, it managed RD&E projects worth more than $50 million.
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Applications close on 14 February 2022.