R&D Plan Roadmaps

The FRDC has launched a new strategic R&D Plan for 2020-2025, which outlines where we need to go and why. Now we need to work together and determine the best way to get there.

During October the FRDC will be facilitating a series of online events to promote cooperation across all sectors of fishing and aquaculture, fisheries managers, researchers and associated services in developing clear, actionable, shared roadmaps on how each of the five R&D Plan outcomes can be achieved over the next five years.

These events will be interactive, creative and online, to enable you to provide input from wherever you are. Details for each event are provided below:

  • Outcome 1 (Growth for enduring prosperity) –Thu 15 October, 10am AEST-3.30pm
  • Outcome 2 (Best practices and production systems) – Fri 16 October, 10am AEST-3.30pm
  • Outcome 3 (A culture that is inclusive and forward thinking) – Wed 21 October (Time TBC)
  • Outcome 4 (Fair and secure access to aquatic resources) – Fri 23 October (Time TBC)
  • Outcome 5 (Community trust, respect and value) – Tue 27 October, Time TBC)

We welcome all Australian citizens with an interest the future of fishing and aquaculture in Australia to participate. The first online roadmap workshop will focus on how best to ensure enduring and balanced ecological, social and economic growth for community benefit (R&D Plan Outcome 1). The FRDC is proud to partner with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) who are also exploring opportunities to sustainably grow fishing and aquaculture.

Please note this inclusive process is new and experimental for the FRDC, intended to explore how we can make consultation as open and inclusive as possible. We are keen to ensure that everyone has opportunity to have input, and so if there is high interest in one or more of these events we may need to manage scheduling and numbers in response.


Have your say on how to build a better future for fishing and aquaculture.

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Can’t attend but still want to have a say?

Have your say in the R&D Plan Roadmapping Feedback Survey


Stakeholder Workshop

Each year the FRDC holds a workshop with key advisory groups to set the priorities for the coming year and future funding rounds. Details and presentation from the workshop are available on the Stakeholder Workshop page.



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