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National Priorities and Subprograms

 

National Priorities

The FRDC RD&E Plan 2015-2020 brought with it a significant change to the way planning and investment is undertaken. The most significant is that the FRDC will directly invest to deliver results and outcomes against the national priorities. The FRDC has devolved some authority to jurisdictions through Research Advisory Committees (RACs) and industry sectors through Industry Partnership Agreements (IPAs) – to allow them greater ownership over setting research priorities and making recommendations on which projects to fund.

The National Priorities are:


Priority

LEADER

FRDC CONTACT

Australian fishing and aquaculture products are sustainable and acknowledged to be so.

Sevaly Sen

 

Improved productivity and profitability of fishing and aquaculture

Crispian Ashby

Crispian Ashby 
P: 02 6285 0425

Development of new and emerging aquaculture growth opportunities.

Wayne Hutchinson

Wayne Hutchinson 
M 0439636375

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRDC Investment Targets 2015-2020

Total RD&E Expenditure by Activity

Activities

2017–18
%

2018–19
%

2019–20
%

2020–21
%

LEAD

 

 

 

 

National priorities

15

14

13

13

National infrastructure

18

16

16

16

COLLABORATE

 

 

 

 

Incentive fund

1

2

2

2

Response fund

5

5

6

6

PARTNER

 

 

 

 

Partnership agreements (industry sectors)

30

32

32

32

Partnership agreements (jurisdictions)

31

31

31

31

Total activities expenditure

100

100

100

100

 

Subprograms (National Coordination Programs)

On occasion, a planned research and development outcome could be more successful if a number of related projects were managed by employing higher levels of coordination, integration and communication. The FRDC either on its own initiative or at the request of a stakeholder group, can establish a managed subprogram. The current subprogram contacts are listed below:

 

SUBPROGRAM

SUBPROGRAM LEADER

 FRDC CONTACT

Aquatic Animal Health and Biosecurity

Mark Crane

Wayne Hutchinson - M 0439636375

Indigenous fishing

Chris Calogeras

Joshua Fielding - P: 02 6285 0421

Recfishing Research

Owen Li 

Joshua Fielding - P: 02 6285 0421

Human Dimensions Program

Emily Ogier

Christopher Izzo - M: 0419852723