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South Australia Research Advisory Committee

South Australia Research Advisory Committee

The South Australia Research Advisory Committee (SARAC) formerly the South Australia 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).

 

The South Australia Research Advisory Committee (SARAC) is an expertise-based committee is comprised of a membership group with expertise in wild catch (commercial and recreational), aquaculture, resource management, processing/post-harvest, indigenous, RD&E management or people development. The committee is responsible for facilitating the identification and delivery of efficient and effective research for stakeholders in South Australia

 

Research Priorities

Research, Development and Extension Plan

SARAC  has developed a 5-year Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Plan that provides a framework to identify and invest in key strategic research needs of South Australia stakeholders, with the intent to ensure a healthy marine ecosystem and efficient, productive and profitable fisheries (including commercial, Indigenous and recreational). See the plan - here

 

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, drawn from the RDE Plan, up to three times per year in November, April and August –  See whether this RAC has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications.

Members:

            Don Plowman – Chair

            Gavin Begg

            Bart Butson

            David Hall

            Gloria Jones  

            Trudy McGowan

            Sean Sloan

            Tony Smith

            Paul Watson    

 

FRDC Management Contacts:

Carolyn Stewardson – FRDC Portfolio Manager (M: 0418 867 944 E: carolyn.stewardson@frdc.com.au)

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

Meeting dates:  

SARAC meeting no. 12 – 29 October 2019

 

Associated Industry Partnership Agreements:

IPAs are an agreement between the FRDC and a sector body to manage a suite of sectoral projects over a specified time period against an agreed industry strategic plan. Some sectors in a jurisdiction may have their RD&E need represented by the IPA as opposed to the RAC – for more information on see IPAs.

Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries IPA  

Abalone Council of Australia IPA  

Australian Abalone Growers Association IPA

Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association IPA

Oysters Australia IPA

Southern Rock Lobster IPAhttp://frdc.uat.frdc.com.au/Partners/IPA-groups/SRL

 

Related projects are listed below

Project Number
Title
Status
2018-186
Assessing the capacity for sustainable finfish aquaculture in the vicinity of seagrasses
Current
2018-154
A market research-driven and co-management approach to developing an industry strategy for the SA Charter Boat Fishery
Current
2018-101
A trivalent vaccine for sustainable Yellowtail Kingfish growout
Current
2018-055
Developing a positive cultural attitude towards the capture and release of sharks and rays
Current
2018-036
Seal-fisher-ecosystem interactions in the Lower Lakes and Coorong: understanding causes and impacts to develop longer-term solutions
Current
2018-035
Fisheries biology of Western Australian Salmon: improving our understanding of population dynamics in South Australia to enable quantitative stock assessments and improved fisheries management
Current
2018-011
A South Australian gulfs and coastal ecosystem model to optimise multi-species fisheries management in a changing environment
Current
2018-004
SafeFish 2018- 2021
Current
2017-203
Risk from Diarrhetic Shellfish Toxins and Dinophysis to the Australian Shellfish Industry
Current
2017-198
Assess new technologies and techniques that could improve the cost-effectiveness and robustness of recreational fishing surveys
Current