14 November 2019

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is making its annual public call for applications to address research priorities identified for potential AFMA funding in 2020-21.

AFMA's Research priorities have been identified by individual fisheries Resource Assessment Groups (RAGs) and Management Advisory Committees (MACs) for AFMA’s call for applications. Applicants should use the fishery-specific project scopes as a guide when developing their full proposals to meet the identified need for the project.

To assist in the quality control and to ensure that the proposal is relevant to identified research priorities, applicants are invited to discuss their applications with the AFMA Research Section and the relevant fisheries manager prior to submitting a proposal.

The AFMA Research Section can be contacted on 02 6225 5432 or by emailing Research.Secretary [at] afma.gov.au

Please note that AFMA is seeking submission of full research proposals by Friday, 13 December 2019. This is earlier than in the past to allow sufficient time for AFMA to consult relevant RAGs/MACs and the Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA) on proposals prior to assessment and recommendation on the final 2020-21 research budget.

Applicants will be notified in late February 2020, whether their proposals have been selected.

Find key information and the research priority scopes on the AFMA Research Priorities 2020-2021 webpage.