Project number: 2016-800
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $239,820.00
Principal Investigator: Graham C. Mair
Organisation: Australian Seafood Industries Pty Ltd (ASI)
Project start/end date: 1 Jun 2017 - 29 Aug 2019
Contact:
FRDC

Need

Oysters Australia through Australia Seafood Industries as the eligible industry applicant has been successful in obtaining funding for the Future Oysters CRC-P. This CRC-P will expend $5.011 million over the next three years (Oct 2016 until Aug 2019) conducting RD&E to address industry issues with aquatic diseases and production. This application addresses the need to manage the overall CRC-Project including the 7 identified research projects that will be undertaken by the 15 partner organisations that comprise the Future Oysters CRC-P. This project will support the governance needs of the CRC-P to ensure that projects achieve agreed industry outcomes and the available budget is adhered to. Specifically the project is needed to support the activities of the management structures of Future Oysters CRC-P, allow effective industry consultation and reporting, including:
• The Executive Group of Wayne Hutchinson, Graham Mair and Matt Cunningham
• Future Oysters Management Committee - Dr Graham Mair (Chair, ASI Independent Director and Professor at Flinders University), Wayne Hutchinson (Deputy Chair, RD&E Manager Oysters Australia)

The project will provide the coordination function needed to maintain cohesive and strategic collaboration between project partners working in different states and on different oyster species and on different aspects of supporting the industry to adapt to the broadening presence of POMS.

Objectives

1. Establish the Future Oysters CRC-P and its governance structures
2. Manage the Future Oysters CRC-P budget
3. Develop CRC-P Communication, Extension and Education and Training plans
5. Monitoring and evaluating progress of Future Oysters CRC-P research project and approving milestone payments
6. Maintain cohesion and strategies direction of the Future Oysters CRC-P
7. Coordinate and deliver on reporting requirements to DIIS
9. Ensure that Future Oysters CRC-P delivers on its DIIS milestones as per the Funding Agreement

Final report

ISBN: 9781876007263
Author: Steven Clarke and Matt Cunningham
Final Report • 2020-05-01 • 967.02 KB
2016-800-DLD.pdf

Summary

The Future Oysters CRC-P project (CRC-P 2016-553805; Future Oysters) was funded by the Australian Government’s Business Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program, which is managed by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS).

The Future Oysters CRC-P project was developed to undertake the research and development (R&D) needed to build and evolve the Australian oyster aquaculture industry, due to the severe impacts of disease on oyster production in Tasmania (TAS), South Australia (SA) and New South Wales (NSW) at the time of its initiation.  The trigger for the project was the sudden spread of the viral disease ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant (OsHV-1), more commonly described as Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS), from NSW to TAS in February 2016. 

The project 2016-800: Future Oysters CRC-P Management and Extension was conducted as part of the Future Oysters CRC-P to support the following objectives:

  • Establish the Future Oysters CRC-P and its governance structures.
  • Manage the Future Oysters CRC-P budget.
  • Develop CRC-P Communication, extension and education and training plans.
  • Monitoring and evaluation progress of Future Oysters CRC-P research project and approving milestone payments.
  • Maintain cohesion and strategies direction of the Future Oysters CRC-P.
  • Coordinate and deliver on reporting requirements to DIIS.
  • Ensure that Future Oysters CRC-P delivers on its DIIS milestones as per the Funding Agreement.
Activities completed to address these communications and adoption objectives are reported within the final report for the Future Oysters CRC-P.

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PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Oyster Industry Response to the COVID19 Crisis

1. To prepare a brief to governments and industry describing the most useful activities that could be carried out to support improved oyster sales across the whole industry .
ORGANISATION:
Oysters Australia Ltd
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