Australian fisheries to receive boost for research

The Land
29 December 2013

At a time when the viability of global marine biodiversity is in serious jeopardy, the Australian government has committed to investing $6.5 million in research projects to ensure Australian fisheries “continue to be global leaders in science and management”.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, announced the funding which will support 25 new research projects managed by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). FRDC is funded by the federal government with contributions from the fishing and aquaculture industry.

“This investment will help expand our knowledge and ensure our fisheries management practices continue to improve, our fisheries continue to be sustainable and our reputation as a global leader remains,” Senator Colbeck said.

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