Strategic planning is central to the FRDC’s business. Core to this is a five year R&D Plan guides investment. Supporting this and actualising the investment is an Annual Operational Plan which is updated each year following the FRDC scanning its business environment, gaining stakeholder feedback on priorities and reviewing existing investments to ensure its portfolio is balanced and well directed.

FRDC’s RD&E investment planning is undertaken with reference to the priorities of the Australian Government and industry priorities as determined through extensive consultation with key stakeholders including the Australian Fisheries Management Forum (AFMF), industry representative bodies research agencies, and broader national and international scanning.

Links to all planning documents and references can be found on the RD&E Planning and Priorities page