16/12/2017 Merry Christmas from FRDC
We would like to thank all our researchers and partners for their contribution to the seafood sector in 2017.
09/06/2017 - Australia’s seafood industry celebrates the launch of new peak body
The launch of Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) today in Adelaide is testament to Australia’s seafood industry coming together in spectacular fashion to create a new national peak body.
16/05/2017 - Carp virus causes multi-decadal population collapse among ‘Rats of the River’ in iconic Mississippi
This study shows carp numbers dramatically declined along one of the largest and most iconic river basins in North America since the 1990’s after nearly a century of carp infestation, and have remained suppressed since then.
10/05/2017 - May 2017 call for applications
The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) that address the priority areas nominated by the Southern Rocklobster Industry Partnership Agreement (SRL IPA) and the Indigenous Fishing Subprogram.
30/03/2017 - The search for Australia’s best fish and chips has begun
Who can lay claim to having Australia’s best fish and chips? The search starts now and the competition is sure to be fierce.
30/03/2017 - Koi Carp Warning – they don’t belong in our Waterways
Mr Barwick said the Victorian Government’s reminder was timely and said koi carp were in fact a brightly coloured variety of the same carp species that is currently infesting our waterways in plague proportions.
23/03/2017 - FRDC announces recreational fishing bursary and study tour to 8th World Recreational Fishing Conference in Canada
FRDC are sponsoring a study tour project to enable young leaders in recreational fishing to attend the 8th World Recreational Fishing Conference in Canada.
07/03/2017 - Seafood Sector well represented at ABARES Outlook Conference
The fisheries sector is represented by three outstanding individuals whose initiative and abilities are clearly demonstrated by their success. In all cases successful enterprises they have been established in previously undeveloped markets.
24/02/2017 - International Interest in Carp Biological Control Welcomed
National Carp Control Plan Coordinator Matt Barwick today welcomed recent international interest shown in Australia’s National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) which discusses the risks associated with using biological controls.
20/12/2016 - Prawn-tastic Christmas for Conscious Consumers
Consumers of Australian seafood can have renewed confidence in the sustainability of buying fish from Australian stocks this Christmas with the release of the latest edition of Status of Australian Fish Stocks (SAFS)reports.
19/12/2016 - Australian fisheries and aquaculture statistics 2015
The gross value of Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture sectors rose 12 per cent to $2.8 billion in 2014-15, thanks largely to increasing demand for rock lobsters and salmon species.
01/12/2016 - 2017 Annual Competitive Round Call for Expressions of Interest
FRDC is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) that address the 2017 priority areas.
26/10/2016 - Minister Joyce Appoints ‘The Carpinator’
The war to rid our waterways of one of Australia's most devastating pests, the common carp, has received a boost today with the appointment of a national coordinator to develop the $15 million National Carp Control Plan.
21/10/2016 - New Seismic Research Reports
Three new pieces of research have now been completed that look at the impacts of seismic surveys and how industry can work together in the future.
19/10/2016 - Valuing NSW Coastal Fisheries
Findings of a two-year University of Technology Sydney research study, Valuing Coastal Fisheries, reveal that both social and economic factors must be considered when measuring the value professional fishing delivers to communities.
20/09/2016 - Eliciting knowledge on Marine Mammals
A new report released today aims to identify critical knowledge gaps in on potential impacts of key marine mammal species to inform management.
01/09/2016 - The Hon. Ron Boswell announced as new FRDC Chair
FRDC is pleased to announce the appointment of a new chairman to its board - former Queensland National Party Senator the Hon. Ron Boswell.
27/07/2016 - Call for Expressions of Interest to nominate as a Tasmanian Research Advisory Committee Chair or Member
10/02/2016 - FRDC opens Adelaide office - focus on greater service to stakeholders
Twenty-five years after it began, 2016 will see the FRDC complete a substantial change and evolution to how it operates opening an office within Wine Australia
11/03/2016 - FRDC Applauds Austral World First Carbon Neutral Initiative
Austral Fisheries world’s first seafood sector company to go carbon neutral.
08/03/2016 - Indigenous Fishers Meet in Cairns
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fishers are meeting in Cairns today to discuss key Research and Development needs for Indigenous fishing communities at the third National Indigenous Fisheries RD&E Forum.
08/02/2016 - Australian fishers seeking seafood solutions in United States
Four Australian fishers are about to set on a journey of discovery visiting the United States to cast a line and exchange ideas on how small scale fisheries are selling both seafood and themselves to their communities.
28/10/2015 - National Seafood Award winners committed to excellence
Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon producer Huon Aquaculture won the title of Australia’s Best Seafood Primary Producer at the eighth National Seafood Industry Awards presented in Perth, WA, on Tuesday night.
08/10/2015 - Australian mussels are safe and sound
Consumers of commercially available mussels and shellfish can have confidence that these products are safe to eat.
11/09/2015 - Funding to grow white fish for the future
The FRDC, Clean Seas Tuna, South Australian Research and Development Institute and NSW Department of Primary Industries welcomed the govenment announcement of $3 million funding for research into Australian Yellowtail Kingfish aquaculture production.
09/09/2015 - New Board to bring changes to fisheries and aquaculture research in Australia
The FRDC welcomes the announcement and appointment of six new directors to the FRDC Board by Federal Agriculture Minister, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Senator Richard Colbeck.
02/09/2015 - Ministerial Release - New Board to bring change to fisheries and aquaculture research in Australia
09/06/2015 - Revolutionary fish ageing research completed
Australian fisheries scientists have recently completed a world-first research project that will help to rapidly estimate the age of fish.
07/05/2015 - Funding to grow white fish for the future
17/08/2015 - 2016 Annual Competitive Round Call for Applications
FRDC's 2016 Annual Competitive Round Call for Expressions of Interest is now open.
14/01/2015 - ASI is seeking expressions of interest for the positions of Independent Chair and Independent Directors
Can you add value to the operations of Australian Seafood Industries (ASI) by providing strategic leadership and effective governance? If so this may be of interest to you.
07/01/2015 - National Seafood Industry Leadership Program - apply now!
Only limited places are available in the national seafood industry leadership program. Apply now to ensure you do not miss out.