Project number: 2023-154
Project Status:
Current
Budget expenditure: $9,002,291.76
Principal Investigator: Samuel M. Williams
Organisation: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Project start/end date: 10 Mar 2024 - 10 Mar 2030
Contact:
FRDC

Need

This request is for the FRDC to partner with the QDAF to develop a program of work to execute three stages. The program of work would be a co-managed partnership and attract the best science and collaboration where possible. The mechanisms to realise the best outcomes is likely to be a mixed model of direct and select tender as well as competitive call. This process could also involve a “pitch” process to explore innovations in harvest methodologies. The intent would be to develop a head agreement between QDAF and FRDC that will result in a cash contribution of up to $4.5M from the Queensland Government with dollar for dollar matching from the FRDC, up to a total budget of up to $9 million over 6 years.

Individual investments will be evaluated on a case by case basis through the application evaluation process in line with FRDC’s existing policies and procedures.

Objectives

1. Scoping of alternative gear types
2. Trial alternative gears
3. Implementation, accreditation, and social/economic evaluation of alternative gears

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