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FRDC - Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

Hello 2021

Pretty much everyone was happy to see the back of 2020, but with the first few weeks of 2021 already behind us, it is clear we continue to live in interesting times.

The FRDC too has been going through a time of accelerated change. There are new processes for setting research priorities and engaging with our stakeholders. See below on how to become part of our revamped Research Advisory Committees for example. Throughout the year we will continue to keep you informed of these developments here in our Message in a Bottle Newsletter, on our social media platforms, website and of course in FISH magazine. 

We look forward to reconnecting and working with you all in the upcoming year. More relaxed restrictions will
hopefully result in the opportunity to connect with our stakeholders face-to-face around the country. And as always if there’s an issue you’d like to bring to our attention, or information you’d like shared drop us a line at
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Have input into FRDC’s research priorities
The FRDC is seeking applicants to sit on a number of Research Advisory Committees across Australia. The role is to assist the FRDC to identify priority areas for investment (in line with the FRDC R&D Plan 2020-2025) and assist with refining calls for applications (project descriptions) and disseminating project information.

For more information,
visit the FRDC website.
Australian world-first in vessel sustainability
In January 2021 Australian Longline Fishing became the first fishing company in the world to have a vessel certified to the Global Seafood Assurance Responsible Fishing Vessel standard. The vessel in question is Antarctic Discovery, a 55m longliner with a crew of 20-25, plus two observers.
Royal recovery plan
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Marking a year since HRH, the Prince of Wales, announced his Sustainable Markets Initiative at Davos and fifty years of campaigning, the Terra Carta offers the basis of a recovery plan to 2030 that puts Nature, People and Planet at the heart of global value creation.
Why we need to get taxonomy right
Taxonomy and systematics comprise the describing, naming and classifying of the natural world. By classifying the natural world, we can understand a species' origins and interrelationships. So how do we get it right, and how do we get it wrong?

Read more about why we need to get taxonomy right
Blue Economy CRC webinars
You are invited to several free webinars being run by the Blue Economy CRC in January and February. Topics include
Atlantic Salmon farming and advances in fish pens. The next event is on 20 Jan, 3pm Hobart time. To attend
register on the Blue Economy CRC’s website.
How to Talk to Your CFO About Sustainability
A lot of recent studies show a correlation between sustainability and financial performance. Yet many CFOs still see them as a cost rather than a source of value. That makes it hard to unlock the internal financing needed to scale them up.

Read more on how to talk to your CFO about sustainability.
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