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DATE 10 May 2022

Welcome to May’s FRDC News

This edition is brought to you from the Country of the Karuna people of the Adelaide Plains.

National Reconciliation Week is coming up soon (May 27 – 3 June), so its timely to mention that FRDC is working with the Land and Sea Aboriginal Corporation Tasmania and other research partners, on building collaborative partnerships. Our aim is to ensure our research is targeted to the aspirations of Tasmanian Aboriginal people as they relate to fishing and aquaculture. 

Our “circular economy call for applications” closes on 1 June, so make sure you get your applications in. We will also be releasing another call for applications later this month.

The FRDC Board held its April meeting in Port Stephens in the Hunter region of New South Wales. It was the first face-to-face meeting for the new Board and it was great to engage with a broad range of industry stakeholders - we thank them for their time and hospitality. The June Board meeting will be held in Darwin and we’re looking forward to connecting with our NT stakeholders.

The Seafood Directions conference is coming up in Brisbane in September. There’s information below on how to purchase tickets or apply for bursaries from Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) and Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA). 

You can also read about some new FRDC staff and their roles and we have articles on some of our research projects, including “Switch your Fish” - a Queensland campaign designed to promote fishing for alternative species.  

I hope you enjoy May FRDC News, farewell until next month.