Information collected when you look at this website

We collect information that you choose to give us, for example your email address if you contact us.

If you visit our site to read or download information, we record the following information for statistical purposes:

  • your server address and associated country
  • your top level domain name (e.g. gov, .com, .edu, .org, .au, .nz etc)
  • pages you accessed and the documents you downloaded
  • search terms you used
  • date and time you visited the site
  • previous site you visited
  • your operating system (e.g. Windows, Mac)
  • type of browser you use (e.g. Internet Explorer).

Access to information collected

We will not attempt to identify non-web registered users or their browsing activities. However, in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our Internet Service Provider's logs.

Individuals have the right to access their personal information, and the right to have that information corrected if it is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date. This can be done by contacting the FRDC by email A response will be provided with 5 working days.

Use of information collected

We only use your personal information for the purposes for which you gave it to us and for the purpose of communicating about the FRDC’s activities in relation to managing fisheries research, development and extension. Your personal information will not be added to a mailing list or used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent.

We analyse non-identifiable, aggregated website traffic data to help us improve the structure, functionality and content of the FRDC website. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.

We do not share information about you with other government agencies or organisations without your permission, unless it:

  • Is necessary to provide you with a service that you have requested;
  • Is required or authorised by law; or
  • Will prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to somebody’s health.

The FRDC's privacy policy

FRDC's privacy policy is freely available. If you would like a copy of the FRDC Privacy Policy contact

Images and Names of Deceased People

Please be aware that this site may contain the names or images of deceased people. The FRDC strives to treat Indigenous culture and beliefs with respect. We acknowledge that to some communities, it is distressing and offensive to show images of people who have died.