Victoria Research Advisory Committee

Background

VICRAC, formerly Fisheries Research Advisory Body (FRAB), is an Australian Government statutory authority that was established by the FRDC in March 2016 under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 (PIRD Act). VICRAC is an expertise-based committee, with membership reflecting the various sectors/stakeholders of fishing and aquaculture in Victoria.

2018 First Call for Applications Now Open

The State and Territory RACs, in conjunction with other FRDC Partner groups (IPA's and Subprograms), have released the first open call for applications to be evaluated in 2018. The following priorities have been identified as priorities to this RAC. Note that some priorities are applicable to multiple jurisdictions - for the full list of priorities download them here.

Victorian Pipi Population Demography and Stock Discrimination

VICRAC

Improving Outcomes of Fisher Interactions with Sharks and Rays

VICRAC

 

Members:

  • Peter Rankin – Chair
  • Kirsten Abernethy
  • Simon Branigan
  • Russell Conway
  • Craig Fox
  • Mark Gervis
  • Mike Gilby
  • Andy Moore
  • Josiah Pit
  • Allison Webb

 

Priority list:

Call for applications

Stakeholder workshops

 

FRDC Management Contacts:

Chris Izzo – Executive Officer (M 0419 852 723; E christopher.izzo@frdc.com.au)

Alison Connelly – Secretariat (M 0437 694 485; E alison.connelly@frdc.com.au)

 

Meeting dates:

VICRAC meeting no. 6 – October 25th 2017

 

VICRAC meeting no. 7 – 28 March 2018

VICRAC meeting no. 8 – 19 July 2018

VICRAC meeting no. 9 – 18 October 2018

 

VICRAC meeting no. 10 – 28 March 2019

VICRAC meeting no. 11 – 18 July 2019

VICRAC meeting no. 12 – 17 October 2019

Associated IPAs:

Australian Abalone Growers Association IPA - http://frdc.uat.frdc.com.au/Partners/IPA-groups/AAGA