The status of Australian aquaculture and opportunities for its expansion will be discussed at an upcoming public hearing by the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee.
The Committee will speak to the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) this Thursday as part of its inquiry into the Australian aquaculture sector. Witnesses will appear in person.
The FRDC is a national statutory authority responsible for funding and coordinating fisheries and aquaculture research, development, and extension activities in Australia.
Committee Chair, Rick Wilson MP, noted that ‘For over 30 years, the FRDC has provided strategic leadership to the aquaculture sector, helping both government and industry to direct investment. Their work ensures that research priorities are identified and that subsequent findings are accessible to stakeholders.’
‘The FRDC’s submission to the inquiry was detailed and wide-ranging and the Committee looks forward to discussing the many opportunities for growth, as well as solutions to current barriers, within the aquaculture sector’, Mr Wilson said.