The starting point for FRDC is the welfare and safety of the staff and our stakeholders.
The FRDC is strongly committed to a policy that facilitates work activities being carried out safely, and that enables all possible measures to remove (or at least reduce) risks to the health, safety and welfare of its employees, contractors, volunteers, visitors so far as reasonably practicable.
The FRDC have implemented the following actions:
The FRDC will continue to monitor the situation with regards other meetings and conferences scheduled for later in the year.
- Trade Bursaries and Leadership Programs postponed
Due to rising health concerns and travel restrictions the FRDC decided that it was in the best interest of participants to cancel all International Travel Bursaries until conditions improve. This includes the 2020 Seafood Trade Bursary to the Seafood Expo Global (Brussels) and the World Recreational Fishing Conference to be held in Rotterdam. The National Seafood Industry Leadership Program is also postponing sessions.
- FRDC Projects
The FRDC are aware that the current COVID-19 restrictions may impact on researchers and staff working on projects. As noted above, the FRDC focus is on ensuring the health and wellbeing of all our stakeholders.