Australian Prawn Farmers' Association (APFA)

The Australian Prawn Farmer’s Association (APFA) was formed in 1993 to represent the interests and foster the development of the Australian prawn farming industry. The Association is a key contact for investors, new farmers and firms wishing to do business with the Australian prawn farming sector.

The Australian prawn farming industry is expected to expand significantly in coming years. Current investment is expected to boost farm production to ~6,740 tonnes in 2020 to 28,000 tonnes in 2025.

Industry Partnership Agreement

The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. APFA 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 APFA R&D Committee members.

 

Research Priorities

Research, Development and Extension Plan

APFA has developed a Strategic Plan 2020-2025 that includes the following RD&E outcomes).

  • Prawn availability and survival
  • Prawn growth
  • Product price
  • Industry social responsibility
  • Industry compliance

 

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 – see whether this IPA has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications.

 

APFA Contact

Camilla Thompson - Research and Development Manager– (E camilla.thompson@apfa.com.au)
Web: http://apfa.com.au

 

FRDC Management Contact

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
2021-019
Future proofing the northern Australia aquaculture industry need for skilled staff to 2050
Current
2020-098
Consumer and market data to inform Love Australian Prawns 2021-22
Current
2019-076
Strategic management of the Australian Prawn Farmers Association RD&E portfolio
Current
2018-099
Research to provide data to support application for a minor use permits for chemicals including trichlorfon, chlorine, copper sulfate, hydrogen peroxide, benzylkonium chloride for control of disease including White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in Australian prawn farms.
Completed
2018-094
CRC Northern Australia - Biosecurity in northern Australian prawn aquaculture
Current
2018-004
SafeFish 2018-2021
Current
2017-091
Assessment of Frozen Uncooked Imported Prawns for Antimicrobial-Resistant Micro-organisms of Aquaculture and Public Health Significance and residues of Ag-vet chemicals
Completed
2017-088
Testing retail commodities for the presence of Taura Syndrome Virus and Yellow head Virus I
Completed
2017-087
Australian Prawn education for retail and consumers
Current
2016-503
Digital documentation of Australian Barramundi and Prawns Farms Across Australia
Completed