Aquafin CRC - Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Subprogram: facilitation, administration and promotion
University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Atlantic salmon industry needs to address a number of biological constraints and socio-economic issues through a coordinated research effort to ensure sustainability, profitability and to develop to its full potential. In particular, research is required that addresses issues of immediate concern while acknowledging that some projects require long-term timeframes. There is therefore a need to promote a strategic plan and to develop collaborative research projects that address industry bottlenecks and avoid duplication and unnecessary expenditure of a finite research fund. This Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Subprogram will deliver the mechanism for the required collaboration while efficiently addressing research priorities identified by industry.
1. Co-ordinate the FRDC Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Subprogram (applications, workshops and communication).
2. Conduct an annual research workshop for the presentation of results from the Subprogram and the definition of research objectives for subsequent years.
3. Facilitate travel of Subprogram project principal investigators, a nominated industry representative and the Subprogram Leader to biannual Scientific Committee meetings.
4. Facilitate travel of industry representatives and the Subprogram Leader to quarterly Steering and Management Committee meetings.
5. Co-ordinate the preparation of and delivery of a Subprogram newsletter, media releases, and workshop publications.
6. Integrate with other FRDC and externally funded Atlantic salmon programs.
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Battaglene and Jennifer M. Cobcroft