Back to FISH Vol 29 2
PUBLISHED 1 Jun 2021

The FRDC board has recently approved the following research projects to go ahead

Project number



R&D Plan


Establishing influence of environmental factors on trace element profiles database and sampling frequency

Curtin University



Stable isotopes: a rapid method to determine lobster diet and trace lobster origin?

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
2021-018 SafeFish 2021–2025 Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania 1
2021-010 Investigating video survey techniques to determine commercial scallop abundance in inshore and offshore waters, closed areas and juvenile beds Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
2021-008 Utilisation of boat ramp cameras to estimate recreational fishing catch and effort in key Victorian fisheries Victorian Fisheries Authority
2021-001 The emerging billfish fishing grounds of northern Australia: fisheries description, movements, and hot-spots Charles Darwin University 1
2020-118 Pre-feasibility for a zero-emission fishing fleet – prawn fishing case study Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd
2020-116  Accelerating Greenlip Abalone stock recovery in South Australia using release of hatchery-reared juveniles: Phase 1 – genetics risk assessment and preliminary cost-benefit analysis University of Adelaide 1
2020-110 Fish and Chips Awards 2021 Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) 5


Future proofing the Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) (SBT) Industry through Kin in South Australia by developing new and alternative distribution markets and distributions channels

Kin Premium Australian Seafood Pty Ltd

2020-107 Seafood Directions Conference 2022, 2024, 2026

Seafood Industry Australia 

2020-106 Pioneering Tropical Rock Lobster raft grow-out for Northern Australia CRC for Developing Northern Australia 1

Ray Report Card 

University of Tasmania



Evaluating the role of direct fish-to-fish contact on horizontal transmission of Koi herpesvirus 

NSW Department of Primary Industries 1
2020-098 Consumer and market data to inform Love Australian Prawns 2021–22 Australian Council of Prawn Fisheries Ltd

2020-097 Investigating sources of variability in the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Patagonian Toothfish fishery University of Tasmania

 2020-095 Science to support Australia’s Southern Ocean fisheries 2021–2023 Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania  1

Improving the availability of safe and effective veterinary medicines
for Australia’s seafood industry

University of Adelaide


The value of artificial reefs and fish-aggregating devices (FADs) in creating new recreational fishing opportunities and the important role in fish recruitment that are unique to Tasmania 

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Minimising plastic in the Western Rock Lobster industry
(Phase 1 – scope and identify)

Western Rock Lobster Council Inc.

R&D Outcomes

1 Growth for enduring prosperity | 2 Best practices and production systems | 3 A culture that is inclusive and forward thinking | 4 Fair and secure access to aquatic resources | Community trust respect and value