FRDC have commenced development of their 2020-2025 Research, Development & Extension Plan (RD&E Plan). Consultation will be vital to ensure that FRDC is able to accurately or adequately interpret and respond to RD&E needs of Australia’s fishing and aquaculture community.
Building a vibrant and innovative fishing and aquaculture industry requires careful and deliberate planning. Through the years the FRDC have produced a series of 5-year Research, Development & Extension (RD&E) Plans. Each has taken a contemporary look at the business landscape, and laid down, against that landscape, a series of desired outcomes for fishing and aquaculture over that five-year period, and areas of strategic focus. Each plan also seeks to articulate the optimal framework for investment in RD&E to achieve the vision for fishing and aquaculture in Australia.
The process of delivering the FRDC’s 2020-25 RD&E Plan has started and will continue throughout 2019. The plan will be shaped by the priorities of the Australian Government, the Australian Fisheries Management Forum, and the needs and aspirations of the sectors and industries that make up Australia’s rich fishing and aquaculture community. To assist, the FRDC will be conducting an extensive consultative process over coming months. The process will be designed to provoke thought and feedback on possible future states of fishing and aquaculture in Australia; activities to respond to key internal and external driving forces; and review systems, investment frameworks and processes to improve efficiency in delivery of outputs through investment in RD&E.
The FRDC 2020-25 RD&E Plan will also be informed by:
A consultation plan has been developed, and is intended as a guide for activities to inform development of the plan. The consultation plan seeks to:
Click here for a link to the full consultation plan.