Synthesis of existing data on the early life history of southern Australian finfish
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Hobart
Principal Investigator: B.D. Bruce and R.W. Bradford
1. To compile and analyse available information on the early life history (ELH) of southern Australian fish in order to provide supporting data for the regional management of fisheries resources, assessment of stock structure and assessment of environmental forcing of recruitment processes.
2. To examine the regional connectivity of fin fish resources via the dispersal of ELH stages
3. To produce an atlas of ELH data for southern Australian fin fish including information (by species) on larval distribution, water mass affinities, timing and location of spawning, larval age and growth, and larval dispersal patterns.