Victoria Research Advisory Committee
The Victoria Research Advisory Committee (VICRAC) formerly the Victoria Fisheries Research Advisory Body (FRAB), is an Australian Government statutory authority that was established by the FRDC in March 2016 under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 (PIRD Act).
The Victoria Research Advisory Committee (VICRAC) is an expertise-based committee is comprised of a membership group with expertise in wild catch (commercial and recreational), aquaculture, resource management, processing/post-harvest, indigenous, RD&E management or people development. The committee is responsible for facilitating the identification and delivery of efficient and effective research for stakeholders in Victoria
Research, Development and Extension Plan
VICRAC has developed a 5-year Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Plan that provides a framework to identify and invest in key strategic research needs of Victoria stakeholders, with the intent to ensure a healthy marine ecosystem and efficient, productive and profitable fisheries (including commercial, Indigenous and recreational).
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, drawn from the RDE Plan, up to three times per year in November, April and August – See whether this RAC has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications.
• Peter Rankin – Chair
• Kirsten Abernethy
• Russell Conway
• Dallas D’Silva
• Brad Duncan
• Craig Fox
• Mark Gervis
• Mike Gilby
• Andy Moore
• Josiah Pit
FRDC Management Contacts:
Nicole Stubing– Executive Officer (M 0468 590 642; E firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alison Connelly – Secretariat (M 0437 694 485; E email@example.com)
VICRAC meeting no. 12 – 8 October 2019
Associated Industry Partnership Agreements:
IPAs are an agreement between the FRDC and a sector body to manage a suite of sectoral projects over a specified time period against an agreed industry strategic plan. Some sectors in a jurisdiction may have their RD&E need represented by the IPA as opposed to the RAC – for more information see IPAs.
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