This report provides a summary of the ‘Aquaculture opportunities in northern Australia: Solutions and Strategies Workshop’ held in Rockhampton, 5-6 February 2020
Budget expenditure: $39,751.78
Project Status:
Completed
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Cobcroft
Organisation: James Cook University (JCU)
Project start/end date: 15 Sep 2019 - 29 Apr 2020
Contact:
FRDC
TAGS
Workshop
Stakeholder
Publication
Management
Distribution
SPECIES
Barramundi
Redclaw
Slipper Lobsters
Tropical Rock Lobsters
Tiger Prawns

Need

Northern Australia is a geographic concept. While the CRCNA project has successfully engaged a large number of stakeholders, this has been on a business, sector or regional basis. What is needed, and the focus for this application, is a facilitated stakeholder workshop that brings together the key stakeholders and enablers to (a) test, refine and gain buy-in for 'Vision 2028 for aquaculture in northern Australia' and (b) to prioritise recommendations to enable industry expansion. At the same time, there are parallel strategies in development for the FRDC and a number of its industry partners (Barramundi and Prawns, in particular, are developing their 5 years plans, and the NAC is looking to reinvigorate its strategic direction).

The FRDC plays a critical role in funding RD&E that underpins aquaculture industry growth nationally. With a policy and investment focus on the North, it is vital that we align RD&E funding priorities, identify solution providers across multiple stakeholder groups, and ensure synergies in activity among industry, research providers, and funding agencies.

This workshop will support alignment and efficiencies across multiple sectors' and provide valuable input to the FRDC's own strategic plan.

Objectives

1. To facilitate a successful workshop to refine and strengthen a Northern Australia Aquaculture Industry Vision 2028 and Situational analysis, with a focus on defining strategy, actions and solution providers.

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