Project number: 2009-708
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $41,949.03
Principal Investigator: Dean M. Lisson
Organisation: Abalone Council Australia Ltd (ACA)
Project start/end date: 31 May 2009 - 29 Nov 2010
Contact:
FRDC

Need

The need for the Australian abalone industry to ensure a consistent and strict quality assurance system is in place arose through the David McKinna et al scoping study of the Australian abalone industry – focusing on its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.

McKinna reported that current activities provide little or no marketing relevance to Australian abalone because of the lack of total supply chain integration and quality assurance and product integrity systems. He recommended that the Australian abalone industry develop and implement a QA system that results in producing consistently high quality product for the market.

Consultation with abalone processors has revealed a variable level of quality control driven by financial rewards and penalties to divers delivering fish to the factory. Most processors endorse the need for some form of nationally unified scheme.

Objectives

1. To implement a voluntary QA program that is used by at least 80% of the Australian abalone industry and is self funded, by December 2010.
2. To ensure that the QA program is owned and operated by the Abalone Council of Australia, is sustainable and is self funding.

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PROJECT NUMBER • 2019-162
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Western Abalone Divers Association 2020 Quota Setting Workshop: Opportunity for shared understanding of potential TACC setting processes by Western Australian Abalone stakeholders

1. Establish an industry engagement strategy for the WA Area 3 Abalone Fishery based on the approach used, and knowledge gained, by the Victorian Western Zone Fishery and the Western Abalone Divers Association.
ORGANISATION:
Western Australian Fishing Industry Council Inc (WAFIC)