Title:

Identification of muscle parasite in Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi) and Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus), and determination as to the efficacy of non-invasive screening technology for the purpose of identifying infected fish in a commercial fish processing environment

Project Number:

2017-020

Organisation:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QLD)

Principal Investigator:

Andrew J. Forrest

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$72,035.00

Program(s):

Industry

Objectives

1. Determine the efficacy of ultra sound imaging to detect muscle parasites in Yellowtail kingfish and Mahi mahi (proof of concept).

2. Conduct field trials of the US technology on site in a commercial fish processing facility to determine suitability to that environment and determine the threshold of detection of each parasite

3. Identify species of muscle parasite affecting Yellowtail Kingfish and Mahi Mahi from northern NSW waters.

4. Establish rate of incidence of identified muscle parasites in Yellowtail Kingfish and Mahi Mahi.