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Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA)

The Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA) was established in 1993. It is the national peak body working to further the interests of the Australian Barramundi farming industry. The ABFA’s vision is for Australian Barramundi to be the Australian fish of choice for seafood consumers. 

The ABFA will achieve this by:

  • Differentiating Australian Barramundi as the fish of choice for consumers, and
  • Supporting industry profitability.


Industry Partnership Agreement
The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. ABFA works closely with the FRDC and research providers to focus resources into the RD&E needed to address current priority investment areas. RD&E investment planning and project realisation is undertaken through a collaborative process between ABFA members and research providers, with priorities developed and agreed at Annual General Meetings (AGM) and half yearly conferences.


Research Priorities

Research, Development and Extension Plan

ABFA has developed a Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Plan that provides a framework to identify and invest in key strategic research needs of ABFA stakeholders. See the plan.


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

ABFA Contact:
Jo-Anne Ruscoe, Executive Officer – (E

Web: and


FRDC Management Contacts:

Wayne Hutchinson – FRDC Portfolio Manager (M 0439 636 375; E


Meeting dates: See – Events


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