The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) regularly call for funding opportunities that address research, development & extension (RD&E) priorities nominated by the FRDC's stakeholders.

The nominated RD&E priorities for investment are outlined below. Applications that address multiple priorities are encouraged where practical. 

Applicants may also submit an application that aligns to the FRDC R&D Plan 2020-25 but does not address a nominated priority. Please note, preference may be given to applications that address nominated priorities. If you do wish to submit an application that does not address a nominated priority, it is recommended that you consult with the relevant stakeholder group(s) and expected end users to ensure that research concepts have the support of beneficiaries. Support can be demonstrated through project cash contributions, in-kind contributions, incorporation of end users into the concept and formal letters of support. 

The nominated RD&E priorities for investment are outlined in the a call for funding opportunities below. and applications MUST be submitted via FishNet.

Please finalise and submit your application only on FishNet so that FRDC receives notification that the application has been submitted. Failure to do so may mean that your application is not submitted and therefore not considered for funding. 

Visit the Applying for funding page for more information on FRDC's application processes. 

If you have any questions or issues with FishNet, please contact the FRDC by phone on (02) 6122 2100 or email at 

To receive alerts about upcoming calls for funding opportunities as they are released, please subscribe to information from FRDC.


Current Calls for opportunities

  • None available at this time


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