Rock Lobster Enhancement and Aquaculture Subprogram: the nutrition of juvenile and adult lobsters to optimise survival, growth and condition
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Hobart
Kevin C. Williams
Principal Investigator: Dr K. Williams
1. Develop manufactured feeds for juvenile rock lobsters (ie puerulus - year 1 and beyond) that optimise survival and growth by: a) defining the chemicophysical cues that stimulate food consumption in juvenile rock lobsters, b) developing pelleted feeds that remain attractive to lobsters for periods in excess of four hours after immersion, and c) determining the optimum dietary specifications of selected nutrients required by juvenile rock lobsters for growth and development.
2. Develop manufactured feeds for adult lobsters for body maintenance and moult manipulation by a) determining the optimum pellet size and feeding frequency for maintaining the condition of adult rock lobsters and b) providing continued advice to project 98/305 on feeds development for adult lobster holding.