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Tasmania Research Advisory Committee

Tasmania Research Advisory Committee

The Tasmania Research Advisory Committee (TASRAC) formerly the Tasmania 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 Tasmania Research Advisory Committee (TASRAC) 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 Tasmania

 

Research Priorities

Research, Development and Extension Plan

TASRAC  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 Tasmania stakeholders, with the intent to ensure a healthy marine ecosystem and efficient, productive and profitable fisheries (including commercial, Indigenous and recreational).

 

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:

            Ian Cartwright – Chair

            Bryan Denny

            Caleb Gardner 

            Julian Harrington 

            Rich Little

            Mark Nikolai

            Hilary Revill

            Sean Riley

            John Sansom

            Greg Woodham            

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:  

TASRAC meeting no. 12 – 23 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 see IPAs.

Abalone Council of Australia IPA  

Australian Abalone Growers Association IPA  

Oysters Australia IPA

Southern Rock Lobster IPA

Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association IPA  

 

Related projects are listed below

Project Number
Title
Status
2018-070
Opportunities and impacts of range extending scalefish species: understanding population dynamics, ecosystem impacts and management needs
Current
2018-063
Maximising industry representational capacity and capability through improved skills and knowledge
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
2017-106
Communicating the research, management and performance of Tasmanian marine resource industries by video
Completed
2017-033
Fisheries biology of short-spined sea urchins (Heliocidaris erythrogramma) in Tasmania: supporting a profitable harvest and appropriate management
Current
2017-026
Can spatial fishery-dependent data be used to determine abalone stock status in a spatially structured fishery?
Current
2017-013
Rebuilding Southern Rock Lobster stocks on the east coast of Tasmania: informing options for management
Current
2017-003
National Seafood Industry Leadership Program 2018 - 2020
Current