The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation R&D Plan 2020-2025

Imagining the future of fishing and aquaculture

The FRDC will invest to pursue the shared vision of Fish forever 2030 for a collaborative, vibrant fishing and aquaculture, creating diverse benefits from aquatic resources, and celebrated by the community.

Overview

The FRDC R&D Plan commenced on 1 July 2020. The Plan’s main purpose is to convey a shared vision for the future, the outcomes required to pursue that vision, and the enabling strategies to achieve them.


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Key Outcomes

The Plan focuses on five R&D outcomes, supported by Enabling Strategies that build capability and provide foundational support to the delivery of the outcomes.


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Enabling Strategies

The FRDC’s investment in the five enabling strategies will assist achieving the R&D Plan Outcomes. Enabling Strategy investments will be focused on assisting and achieving R&D Outcomes rather than investing in an Enabling Strategy activity by itself.


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Measuring Performance

Progress against the R&D Plan will be measured against a performance management framework that sets out how progress will be evaluated using metrics that are appropriate, timely and provide an accurate picture of the impact of investment.


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Key Outcomes and Enabling Strategies

The FRDC R&D Plan identifies five R&D outcomes that will be delivered with the assistance of investment in five enabling strategies.

Both aim to help deliver the Fish Forever 2030 Strategy
The new R&D Plan also brings with it some changes to the way engagement, planning and investment will be undertaken.

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Developing the plan

The FRDC’s new plan was informed by a series of reviews, research and extensive consultation. Consultation focused around scenario planning, which can be helpful when planning in an uncertain environment. The FRDC’s new plan was informed by a series of reviews, research and extensive consultation. Consultation focused around scenario planning, which can be helpful when planning in an uncertain environment.

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The System Map

The FRDC set out to build a system map of the fishing and aquaculture landscape. The map describes key drivers affecting fishing and aquaculture in Australia, and the relationships between them.the FRDC set out to build a system map of the fishing and aquaculture landscape. The map describes key drivers affecting fishing and aquaculture in Australia, and the relationships between them. 

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