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Fisheries Call for Applications

Opportunity for

  • Solution providers, innovators, research providers and policy makers looking to solve fisheries and aquaculture industry challenges

Opportunity description

Call for applications scope: The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is calling for applications that address research, development & extension (RD&E) priorities nominated by the FRDC’s stakeholders.

The nominated RD&E priorities for investment are outlined below. Applications that address multiple priorities are encouraged where practical.

Applicants may also submit an application that aligns to the FRDC R&D Plan 2020-25 but does not address a nominated priority. Please note, preference may be given to applications that address nominated priorities. Applications can include innovative solutions and novel approaches to solving the thematic challenges identified.

If you do wish to submit an application that does not address a nominated priority, it is recommended that you consult with the relevant stakeholder group(s) and expected end users to ensure that research concepts have the support of beneficiaries. Support can be demonstrated through project cash contributions, in-kind contributions, incorporation of end users into the concept and formal letters of support.

Priority areas:

  • Research Advisory Committee Post-graduate student funding
  • Developing a Harvest Strategy for species where depletion can no longer be estimated against B0: School Shark as a case study
  • Assessing the socio-economic value of cultural fishing in Inland Rivers
  • Towards healthy and sustainable freshwater fish populations – assessing genetic health of priority fish species to inform management
  • Enhancing NSW Pipi stocks – feasibility study
  • Integrating recreational fisher experience / satisfaction into decision making
  • A synthesis of research conducted into the impacts of surface water abstraction on tropical aquatic species
  • Incorporating Aboriginal perspectives into fishery management review processes, using the Northern Territory Barramundi Fishery as a case study
  • Addressing uncertainties in the assessment and management of Queensland East Coast Spanish Mackerel
  • Commercial and recreational crab fishery – bycatch reduction strategies and escape vents
  • Bioeconomic analysis of Queensland’s trawl fishery to inform fishery based maximum economic yield estimates on a regional basis
  • Developing stock assessment approaches, harvest strategies and biosecurity for seaweeds in southern Australia
  • Developing stock assessment approaches to determine status and set quota for Australian squid fisheries
  • Profile of recreational fishers in Tasmania: understanding experiences, behaviours, drivers, communication needs and change factors
  • Risk profile for paralytic shellfish toxins in Tasmanian Periwinkles
  • Minor use permit for oxytetracycline in marine and freshwater crustaceans
  • Aquatic Animal Health and Biosecurity Research Coordination Program
  • Minor use permit for toltrazuril in marine and freshwater finfish
  • Aquatic Animal Health and Biosecurity Research Coordination Program.

Application process: Applicants are required to complete the application via the FishNet online application system "Click Visit website button". 'Enquire now' to discuss potential approaches with FRDC.

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Opportunity type

Seeking interest, Research partner, Seeking solutions

Express interest by

11.59pm, 14 February 2022
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Readiness

Early (TRL 1-4)
Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
What does this mean?
Describes the stage of the challenge or opportunity being pursued.

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Multiple industries
Aquaculture Wild catch fisheries

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is a co-funded partnership between its two stakeholders, the Australian Government and the …

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Wild catch fisheries
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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