Opportunities for expansion in aquaculture

Issue date: Monday, 21 June 2021

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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.        

For further information, please visit the inquiry website.

Public hearing details

Date: Thursday, 24 June 2021
Time: 10.10am to 10.45am AEST

A live audio stream of the hearing will be accessible at: www.aph.gov.au/live

Media inquiries

Elysia Harverson, office of Mr Rick Wilson MP, Chair
0477 360 087

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4500

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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