Abalone Industry Reinvestment Fund (AIRF)
Status: CLOSED (31 July 2020)
The Abalone Industry Reinvestment Fund (AIRF) is an allocation of $5.1 million over 5 years funded under the Government's "Taking Seafood to the Next Level" initiative.
The AIRF is designed to support and increase the sustainability and productivity of the abalone fishery both biologically and economically while also addressing the impacts of the long spined sea urchin (Centrostephanus) to the marine environment.
As part of these objectives the fund will:
- support projects to increase abalone stock rates, including larval seeding; and
- support projects to reduce the long spined sea urchin population on the East Coast
The fund is administered by the AIRF committee which consists of membership from the Tasmanian Abalone Council (TACL), the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) with advice provided by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies from the University of Tasmania. The AIRF Committee is chaired by Dr Ian Dutton, Director, Marine Resources. Please go to the
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AIRF Funding Recipients
For further information, please contact Vicki Wilshaw on (03) 616 53047.