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Title:

Can production in the southern rock lobster fishery be improved? Linking juvenile growth, survival and density dependence to sustainable yield

Project Number:

2001-070

Organisation:

Agriculture Victoria

Principal Investigator:

David Hobday

Project Status:

Completed

FRDC Expenditure:

$471,134.00

Program(s):

Environment

Final Report - 2001/070 - Can production in the southern rock lobster fishery be improved? Linking juvenile growth, survival and density dependence to sustainable yield

Final Report
ISBN:1-74146-682-2
ISSN:
Author(s):David Hobday
Date Published:April 2007

Principal Investigator: David Hobday, Stewart Frusher and Adrian Linnane

Key Words:

Objectives

1. To determine growth and mortality rates of juvenile (<80mm) lobsters throughout the range of the commercial fisheries.

2. To assess if increased juvenile density will translate to increased fishery production.

3. To evaluate techniques and obtain preliminary estimates of growth and mortality rates of puerulus / post-puerulus.