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Australian Prawn Farmers' Association (APFA)

The Australian Prawn Farmer’s Association (APFA) was formed in 1993 to represent the interests and foster the development of the Australian prawn farming industry. The Association is a key contact for investors, new farmers and firms wishing to do business with the Australian prawn farming sector.

 

Industry Partnership Agreement
The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. APFA works closely with the FRDC and research providers to focus resources into the RD&E needed to address current priority investment areas. RD&E investment planning and project realisation is undertaken through a collaborative process between APFA members and research providers, with priorities developed and agreed at Annual General Meetings (AGM) and half yearly conferences.

 

Research Priorities

Research, Development and Extension Plan

APFA has developed a Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Plan that provides a framework to identify and invest in key strategic research needs of APFA stakeholders. See the plan.

 

Call for Applications

The FRDC invests through a flexible approach. Part of this approach allows the Research Advisory Committees (RACs), Industry Partnership Agreements (IPAs) and Subprograms to call for applications based on their priorities up to three times per year in November, April and August – to see whether this IPA has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications see – here

 

APFA Contact:
Kim Hooper, Executive Officer – (E kim.hooper@apfa.com.au)

Web: http://apfa.com.au/

 

FRDC Management Contacts:

Wayne Hutchinson – FRDC Portfolio Manager (M 0439 636 375; E Wayne.hutchinson@frdc.com.au)

 

Meeting dates: See – Events

 

Related projects are listed below

Project Number
Title
Status
2018-094
CRC Northern Australia - Biosecurity in northern Australian prawn aquaculture
Current
2018-004
SafeFish 2018- 2021
Current
2017-091
Assessment of Frozen Uncooked Imported Prawns for Antimicrobial-Resistant Micro-organisms of Aquaculture and Public Health Significance and residues of Ag-vet chemicals
Completed
2017-088
Testing retail commodities for the presence of Taura Syndrome Virus and Yellow head Virus I
Current
2016-503
Digital documentation of Australian Barramundi and Prawns Farms Across Australia
Completed
2016-272
Love Australian Prawns evaluation using consumer research, sales data and market insights
Completed
2016-066
Assessing compliance and efficacy of import conditions for green (raw) prawn in relation to White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV)
Completed
2016-049
IPA APFA: detection of pesticide impacts on larval prawns in hatcheries and presence in estuarine intake water
Completed
2015-240
APFA IPA: RNAi treatment of broodstock to reduce disease impacts in farmed prawns
Completed
2013-036
Tactical Research Fund: Aquatic Animal Health Subprogram: Viral presence, prevalence and disease management in wild populations of the Australian Black Tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon)
Completed