FRDC works with a diverse and geographically-dispersed group of stake holders and the four main sectors of fishing and aquaculture (aquaculture, commercial fishing, Indigenous fishing and recreational fishing) whom are not mutually exclusive. For example, Indigenous Fishers may participate in customary fishing, conduct aquaculture and commercial fishing as well as fish recreationally.
FRDC’s stakeholders and partners include:
FRDC regularly engages with its stakeholders through:
Four ministerially-declared representative organisations to which the FRDC is accountable under legislation:
The FRDC works with its stakeholders to achieve the requirements of their RD&E plan through Advisory Groups (Partnerships). These advisory groups can be at the jurisdiction level (RACs) or sector level (IPAs), and provide key information to the FRDC on the prioritisation and assessment of research. Additionally, the FRDC will develop subprograms to provide a higher level of coordination, integration and communication for areas of national significance. Each of the FRDCs current RACs, IPAs and Subprograms are described below.
Each year the FRDC holds a workshop with key advisory groups to set the priorities for the coming year and future funding rounds. Details and presentation from the workshop are available on the Stakeholder Workshop page.