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Relevant bodies and organisations

Last updated 14 October 2017

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • The National body charged with planning, funding and managing Research, Development and Extension for the fishing industry, delivering against the Australian Governments' priorities, and pursues research, development & extension for industry and community incentives (FRDC Standards Development Policy, 2015)
  • Deals with government, industry & research partners around Australia
  • Accredited by SDAC (Standards Development and Accreditation Committee) to develop Australian Standards for seafood industry (FRDC,, 2014)
  • 'is a co-funded partnership between its two stakeholders, the Australian Government and the fishing industry.' (
  • formed as a statutory corporation on 2nd July 1991, under the provisions of the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989 (the PIRD Act 1989) and is responsible to the Minister for Agriculture. (



The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

  • Australian Government statutory authority responsible for the management of Australian Government 'fishery' resources (
  • national regulator for all domestic commercial vessel surveys, crew qualifications and vessel operations (
  • Manages fisheries within the 200 nautical mile 'Australian fishing zone' (AFZ) 


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