Published: 7 July 2021 Updated: 6 February 2024
Acronym Title
AAD Australian Antarctic Division
AADX Australian Agricultural Data Exchange
AAGA Australian Abalone Growers Association
AAHB Aquatic Animal Health and Biosecurity
AAHBRCP Aquatic Animal Health and Biosecurity Coordination Program
AAHBS Aquatic Animal Health and Biosecurity Subprogram
ABARES Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Science
ABFA Australian Barramundi Farmers Association
ABN Australian Business Number
ACIAR  Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
ACA Abalone Council Australia
ACPF Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries
ACWA Aquaculture Council of Western Australia
AEADRA Aquatic Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement
AFBDP Aboriginal Fisheries Business Development Program
AFANT  Amateur Fisherman's Association of the NT
AFMA Australian Fisheries Management Authority
AFMF Australian Fisheries Management Forum
AFNS Australian Fish Names Standard AS 5300-2019
AFS American Fisheries Society 
AFTA Australian Fishing Tackle Association
AGIMO Australian Government Information Management Office
AGVP Average Gross Value of Production
AIA Agricultural Innovation Australia
AICD Australian Institute of Company Director's
AIMS Australian Institute of Marine Science
ALC  Anindilyakwa Land Council 
AMIA Australian Mussel Industry Association
AMM Annual Management Meeting
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
AMSA Australian Marine Sciences Association
ANAO Australian National Audit Office
ANU Australian National University
AOP Annual Operating Plan
APAC Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing
APARS Asia Pacific Association for Regulatory Science
APFA Australian Prawn Farmers Association
APL Australian Pork Limited
APNC Australian Plant Names Committee
ARC Australian Research Council
ARDC Australian Research Data Commons
ARC AFMA (Australian Fisheries Management Authority) Research Committee
ARFF Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation
ARLF/ARLP Australian Rural Leadership Foundation/Program
ASA Agri-food Skills Australia
ASBTIA Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association
ASCo Australian Seafood Co-products
ASDD Australian Spatial Data Directory
ASFB Australia Society for Fish Biology
ASI Australian Seafood Industries (oyster breeding company owned by the Tasmanian and South Australian oyster industries)

Australian Sustainable Seaweed Alliance


Agriculture Trade and Market Access Cooperation


Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering


Australian Agrifood Data Exchange Project Management Office


Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Working Group

BAC Broome Aquaculture Centre 
BBE Biology, Behaviour and Ecology

Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre


Business Research and Innovation Initiative


Black Soldier Fly

CAAB Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - is a continuously maintained and expanding 8-digit coding system for aquatic organisms in the Australian region maintained by CSIRO Division of Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia (CMAR). Initially developed to cover fishes and selected other organisms of research or commercial interest, it has more recently been expanded to provide more comprehensive coverage of a number of aquatic groups, as information is available. CAAB is used by a large and expanding number of governmental and industry groups for marine biology and fishery purposes and has replaced almost all other national and locally designed coding systems. 
CAAHV Centre for Aquatic Animal Health and Vaccines
CBA Commonwealth Bank of Australia
CCAMLR Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCSC Capability and Capacity Steering Committee
CDU Charles Darwin University 
CEO Chief Executive Officer 
CEDFAA  Circular Economy Opportunities for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Australia 
CFA Commonwealth Fisheries Association
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CI Co-investigator 
CIR Continual Improvement Request
CIS Continual Improvement System
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
CKAN Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network
CoE Centre of Excellence
CommRAC Commonwealth Research Advisory Committee
CPI Consumer Price Index
CRC Cooperative Research Centres
CRCNA Cooperative Research Centre for Northern Australia
CRC-P Cooperative Research Centres Projects
CRC-SAAFE Cooperative Research Centre - Solving Antimicrobial Resistance in Agribusiness, Food and Environments
CRDC Cotton Research and Development Corporation
CRRDC The Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations
CSIRO Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation
CSR Corporate Social Responsibility
CSS Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme
CST Clean Seas Tuna
CTiRI Community Trust in Rural Industries
D&I Death and Invalidity
DAFF Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
DAWE Department of Agriculture Water and Environment
DCCEEW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DMZ De-militarised Zone
DOF Department of Finance
DPIRD Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
EADRA Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
EMS Environmental Management System
EOI Expression of Interest application for funding
ENRI Emerging National Rural Issues

Economic Participation of Indigenous Communities

EPSC Employer productivity superannuation contribution
ESG Environmental Social and Governance
EZAIA Eastern Zone Abalone Industry Association 
FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation
FARM Committee Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee (of the FRDC board)
FIAL Food and Agribusiness Growth 
FINO FINO (the FRDC's project management system)
FishNet The FRDC's on-line application system
FNC Fish Names Committee (committee tasked with development of Australian Fish Names Standard AS 5300 (AFNS))
FRAB Fisheries Research Advisory Board (now Research Advisory Committee)
FRDC Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
FSIWG Fisheries Statistics and Information Working Group 
FSP Future Science Platform
FTE Full time equivalent
GABRAG Great Australian Bight Research Advisory Group
GATE Global Ag-Tech Ecosystem
GBR Great Barrier Reef
GCMA Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture
GRDC Grains Research and Development
GST Goods and Services Tax
GLaWAC Gunaikurnia Land and Water Aboriginal Corporation
HDR Human Dimensions Research Coordination Program
HDR-SC Human Dimensions Research Coordination Program - Steering Committee
HLP High Level Panel
HVAC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (system to provide indoor environmental comfort)
IAAS Infrastructure As A Service
IBA Indigenous Business Australia
ICFA International Coalition of Fishing Associations
ICT Information and Communications Technology
ICWL International Conference and Workshop on Lobster (Biology and Management)
IDV Independent Data Validation
IEA Integrated Ecosystem Assessment
IFCoE Indigenous Fisheries Centre of Excellence
ILSC Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation
IMAS Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies
IMOS Integrated Marine Observing System
IP Intellectual Property
IPA Industry Partnership Agreement (FRDC agreement with a specific sector)
IQA Internal Quality Audit
IRG Indigenous Reference Group
ITQ Individual Transferable Quotes
JCU James Cook University
JTSI Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
KLC Kimberley Land Council
KPI's Key Performance Indicators
LAB Laboratory
LAP Love Australian Prawns (marketing campaign)
LCF Lakes and Coorong Fishery
MAC Management Advisory Committee
MBR & FNCC Marine Biodiversity, Resources & Fisheries National Coordinating Committee
MBRFRP Marine Biodiversity, Resources and Fisheries Research Program
MBSIA COBP Moreton Bay Seafood Industry Association Code Of Best Practice
MBCRC Marine Bioproducts Cooperative Research Centre
MDF Main Distribution Frame
MEF Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
MFA Marine Fisheries Association
MISA Marine Innovation South Australia
MOU Memorandum Of Understanding
MSC Marine Stewardship Council
MSNFA Marine Scale Net Fishers Association
MSNFA Marine Scalefish Net Fishers Association
MSHS Multi-Species Harvest Strategy
MSP Marine Spatial Planning
NAA National Archives of Australia
NAC National Aquaculture Council
NAIDOC National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
NAILSMA North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance
NARP - MBR National Adaptation Research Plan – Marine Biodiversity and Resources 
NASFI National Alliance of the Seafood and Fishing Industry
NCA Natural Capital Accounting
NCCAPFA National Climate Change Action Plan for Fisheries and Aquaculture
NCCARN - MRB National Climate Change Adaptation Research Network – Marine Resources and Biodiversity
NCCP National Carp Control Plan
NCR Non-conformance report
NDRI National Decommissioning Research Initiative
NERA National Energy Resources Australia
NESP National Environmental Science Program
NFAC National Fishing Advisory Council
NFP National Fisheries Plan
NFRS Native Fish Recovery Strategy 
NGO Non Government Organisation
NHN National Hatchery Network
NHT National Heritage Trust
NLC National Land Councils
NMSC National Marine Science Centre
NMSC National Marine Science Committee
NOPSEMA National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
NORMAC Northern Prawn Fishery Management Advisory Committee
NPF Northern Prawn Fishery
NRE Department of Natural Resources and Environment 
NRETAS Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport (NT)
NRM Natural Resource Management
NRMMC National Resource Management Ministerial Council (Australia)
NSIA National Seafood Industry Alliance
NSILP National Seafood Industry Leadership Program
NSW New South Wales
NSWRAC New South Wales Research Advisory Committee
NT Northern Territory
NTRAC Northern Territory Research Advisory Committee
NTSC Northern Territory Seafood Council
NWSS North West Shoals to Shore
NZMSS New Zealand Marine Science Society
OA Oysters Australia - Australian oyster farmers industry peak body
OCS Offshore Constitutional Settlement
Attorney Generals Department
OOD Oyster Oedema Disease
OWG Operations Working Group
PaaS Platform as a Service
PAD Performance appraisal and development
PBS Portfolio Budget Statement
PC Productivity Commission
PC IPA Pearl Consortium Industry Partnership Agreement
PCBU Principle duty holder, 'Person conducting a business or undertaking' A PCBU may be either:

• the Commonwealth (eg. a department)
• an agency
• a licensee until 2013

For the purposes of this procedure the FRDC is the PCBU.

PGPA Act The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
PI Principal Investigator
PICSE Primary Industries Centre for Science Education
PID Act Public Interest Disclosure Act
PIEF Primary Industries Education Foundation
PIEFA Primary Industry Education Foundation Australia
PIERD The Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989, now replaced by the PIRD Act
PIRD Act The Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989
PIRSA Primary  Industries and Regions South Australia
POHP SC Pacific Oyster Health Project - Steering Committee
POMS Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome
PRMA Property Risk Management Association
Probity Probity is the evidence of ethical behaviour, and can be defined as complete and confirmed integrity, uprightness and honesty in a particular process.
PSPF Protective Security Policy Framework of the Australian Government
PSS Public Sector Superannuation Scheme
PSSAP  Public Sector Superannuation Accumulation Plan 
PZJA Protected Zone Joint Authority (Torres Strait)
QA Quality Assurance
QLD Queensland
QDAF Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
QLDRAC Queensland Research Advisory Committee
QMS Quality Management Systems
QSIA Queensland Seafood Industry Association
RAC Research Advisory Committee
RAG Resource Assessment Group
RD&E  Research Development & Extension 
RDCs Research and Development Corporations
RDC KTCG Regional Development Corporation Knowledge Translation and Commercialisation Group
Recfish Recfish Australia (peak recreational fishing body)
RFAC Recreational Fishing Advisory Council
RFDP Recreational Fishing Development Plan
RIRDC Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
RnD4P BSF Research and Development for profit black soldier fly
ROI Return on Investment
RPN Research Providers Network
RRD4P Rural Research and Development for Profit Program 
RSHA Rural Safety and Health Alliance
SA South Australia
SaaS Software as a Service
SAFS School of Agriculture and Food Science
SAFS Status of Australian Fish Stock
SAOGA South Australian Oyster Growers Association 
SAORC South Australian Oyster Research Council
SARDI South Australian Research and Development Institute
SAWIN South Australian Womens Industry Network
SBT Southern Bluefin Tuna
SCAAH Sub Committee Aquatic Animal Health
SCRC Seafood Co-operative Research Centre
SCRC RAC Seafood CRC Research and Adoption Committee (SCRC RAC) established to provide technical expert advice, to ensure due process is followed.
SCU  Southern Cross University 
SDAC Standards Development and Accreditation Committee
SD Seafood Directions
SDG Sustainability Development Goal (United Nations)
SDO Standards development organisation
SEA Seafood Experience Australia
SEMAC South East Management Advisory Committee
SETFIA South East Timor Fishing Industry Association
SFM Sydney Fish Market
SIA Seafood Industry Australia
SIAA Seafood Importers Association of Australasia Inc
SIL System Improvement Log 
SISI Seafood Industry Safety Initiative
SIV Seafood Industry Victoria (Vic peak industry body)
SG&WCPFA Spencer Gulf & West Coast Prawn Fisheries Association
SO IPA Southern Ocean Industry Partnership Agreement
SOCo Select Oyster Company (oyster breeding company owned by NSW oyster industry - no longer operating)
SRB Standards Reference Body
SRDC Sugar Research and Development Corporation
SRL Southern Rocklobster Limited
SSA  Seafood Services Australia 
STAG Seafood Trade Advisory Group
TAG Technical Advisory Group 
Tas Tasmania
TASRAC Tasmanian Research Advisory Committee
TCFD Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
TEP species Threatening, Endangered and Protected species
TLC Tiwi Land Council 
TNFD Task Force for Natural Related Financial Disclosures
TNQI TAFE  Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE 
TORC Tasmanian Oyster Research Council
TRF Tactical Research Fund, process and application type used for short sharp tactical RD&E activities.  See also PP-03
TRL Tropical Rock Lobster
TSGA Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association
TSIC Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (Tasmanian peak body)
TSIRC Torres Strait Island Regional Council 
TSRA Torres Strait Regional Authority 
UAT User Acceptance Testing
UNDOS United Nations Decade of Ocean Science
UNSDGs United Nations Sustainability Development Goals
VFA Victorian Fisheries Authority 
Vic Victoria
VicRAC Victorian Research Advisory Committee
WA Western Australia
WADJTSI Western Australia Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation 
WAFIC Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WA peak body)
WARAC Western Australia Research Advisory Committee
WCDSC  West Coast Deep Sea Crab 
WFC World Fisheries Congress
WFCB Wildlife Fish and Conservation Biology
WHS Work Health and Safety
WG  Working Group 
WISA Women in Seafood Australasia
WLDP  Women's Leadership Development Program (Turn the Tide) 
WPI Wage Price Index
WRFC LOC  World Recreational Fishing Conference Local Organising Committee
WRLC Western Rock Lobster Council
WRLCRDAG Western Rock Lobster Council Rare Diseases Advisory Group
ZNE Ag CRC  Zero Net Emissions in Agriculture Cooperative Research  Centre