Seafood CRC: Spatial management of southern rock lobster fisheries to improve yield, value and sustainability
University of Tasmania (UTAS)
0. To conduct field experiments and sampling to provide additional data required for alternative harvest strategy evaluation (fisher catch sampling, translocation release survival, release movement, translocation growth transition, effects of translocation on maturity and egg production parameters, density dependent growth).
1. To develop functional management and monitoring recommendations to apply outcomes.
2. To evaluate alternative spatial management options (deep-water quota, translocation, size limits) by economic analysis.
3. To conduct field experiments on translocation to provide additional data required for economic evaluation (change in colour, tail width, condition, and ability to survive transport).
4. To determine the extent of ecological community change in deep water reef habitats in response to increased harvest rates of lobsters.
5. To evaluate alternative spatial management options (deep-water quota, translocation, size limits) in respect to yield and egg production (biological projection).
6. To enable assessment reporting of trends in biomass and egg production by depth (model fitting).