Title:

Rock Lobster Enhancement and Aquaculture Subprogram: the nutrition of juvenile and adult lobsters to optimise survival, growth and condition

Project Number:

2000-212

Organisation:

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Hobart

Principal Investigator:

Kevin C. Williams

Project Status:

Completed

FRDC Expenditure:

$242,418.50

Program(s):

Industry

Final Report - 2000/212 - Rock Lobster Enhancement and Aquaculture Subprogram: the nutrition of juvenile and adult lobsters to optimise survival, growth and condition

Final Report
ISBN:1-876-996-54-4
ISSN:
Author(s):Kevin Williams
Date Published:July 2010

Principal Investigator: Dr K. Williams

Key Words:

Objectives

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.