Pearl Consortium

The Pearl Consortium IPA was established in 2011 and currently extends until 2021. The IPA is headed by the Paspaley Group that represents a consortium of eight pearling companies that have co-invested directly with FRDC to improve existing production technology and develop new technologies. This partnership has proved to be very beneficial, with significant progress made in a number of areas that have been implemented to improve industry performance.

 

Industry Partnership Agreement
The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. The Pearl Consortium 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 Pearl Consortium 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

The Pearl Consortium has developed a Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Plan that provides a framework to identify and invest in key strategic research needs of Pearl Consortium 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 – to see whether this IPA has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications see – here

 

Pearl Consortium Contact:
David Mills, Executive Officer – (E dmills@paspaley.com.au)

 

FRDC Management Contacts:

Wayne Hutchinson – FRDC Portfolio Manager (M 0439 636 375; E Wayne.hutchinson@frdc.com.au)

 

Meeting dates: See – Events

 

Related projects are listed below

Project Number
Title
Status
2019-014
Can DNA from routine plankton surveys be used to measure fish spawning areas and monitor changes in pelagic ecosystems?
Current
2020-004
The impact and implication of Perkinsus olseni on Australian abalone fisheries
Current
2019-099
Climate driven shifts in benthic habitat composition as a potential demographic bottleneck for Western Rocklobster: understanding the role of recruitment habitats to better predict the under-size lobster population for fishery sustainability
Current
2019-089
Evaluation of point of care (POC) tests for White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV)
Current
2019-036
Implementation of dynamic reference points and harvest strategies to account for environmentally-driven changes in productivity in Australian fisheries
Current
2019-027
Improving and promoting fish-trawl selectivity in the Commonwealth Trawl Sector (CTS) and Great Australian Bight Trawl Sector (GABTS) of the Southern and Eastern Shark and Scalefish Fishery (SESSF)
Current
2019-207
Developing a value proposition and future track for the National Aquaculture Council (NAC)
Current
2019-208
2020-2025 Strategic Plan for the Australian Oyster Industry
Current
2019-104
Assessing egg oiling as a long term management tool for overabundant Silver Gull populations interacting with Southern Bluefin Tuna aquaculture operations
Current
2019-056
Assessing the population biology of Black Jewfish (Protonibea diacanthus) in Queensland
Current

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