The Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries Ltd (ACPF) has been operating since before 2008. Membership is made up from local industry bodies and companies that deal with wild prawns or the prawn industry.
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Industry Partnership Agreement
ACPF facilitates a process to guide expenditure of Research and Development (R&D) levy funds independently collected from industry by State Government agencies and leveraged via the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). Accordingly, the FRDC is a key ACPF partner with strategically aligned R&D priorities and objectives. Further details on ACPF R&D can be found here, including their current portfolio of research.
Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries Research and Development Strategy
The ACPF has oversight of approximately 50% of the levy and matching dollars from Australia’s wild harvest prawn fisheries. ACPF has a clear R&D Strategy to guide investment over the period to 2020 under 5 strategies:
To view the ACPF Strategic Plan 2020 visit http://australianwildprawns.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ACPF-RDE-Plan-FINAL.pdf