Can production in the southern rock lobster fishery be improved? Linking juvenile growth, survival and density dependence to sustainable yield
Principal Investigator: David Hobday, Stewart Frusher and Adrian Linnane
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.