Mainstream CEO Appointed to FRDC Board

Mainstream Aquaculture CEO, Boris Musa, has been appointed as a director of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) Board in recognition of his dedication and excellence in the field of aquaculture.

As the MD & CEO of Mainstream Aquaculture, Boris is responsible for strategic management of a large scale vertically integrated producer and supplier of Barramundi. 

Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud has appointed seven non-executive directors to the FRDC for a three-year term from 1 September 2021.

“I congratulate these five new non-executive directors and two returning non-executive directors on their appointment,” Minister Littleproud said.

“They come from across Australia and bring deep and varied experience across industry, academia and business.

The directors will help to lead the FRDC’s ambitious plan to drive new ways to take fishing and aquaculture into the future.

“This plan aligns with key national targets and global commitments, such as the shared industry and Australian Government target of building agriculture to $100 billion by 2030, and the United Nations Sustainable development goals.”

The FRDC plays a pivotal role in fisheries research and development activities.

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the FRDC invests in research, development and extension for the profitability and sustainability of the fishing industry and to benefit the wider community.

“The appointment of the next FRDC non-executive directors is necessary for the corporation to properly continue carrying out its functions and operations,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.

“The FRDC mission is to act as a national thought leader, facilitating knowledge creation, collaboration and innovation to shape the future of fishing and aquaculture in Australia for the benefit of the Australian people.

“Research and innovation will play a key role as the sector looks to new opportunities and continues to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.”

Source: https://www.miragenews.com/fisheries-research-and-development-corporation-623764/ , viewed 2 September, 2021.