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Title:

Fisheries biology of short-spined sea urchins (Heliocidaris erythrogramma) in Tasmania: supporting a profitable harvest and appropriate management

Project Number:

2017-033

Organisation:

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Principal Investigator:

John Keane

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$262,870.10

Program(s):

Environment, Industry

Objectives

1. Assess Heliocidaris resource status and fisher perceptions on management and factors influencing roe quality

2. Assess regional and habitat variability in size at maturity and growth in Heliocidaris and the appropriateness of current size limits.

3. Determine biological and environmental drivers of roe quality.

4. Quantify roe enhancement and waste production of Heliocidaris fed on natural and formulated feeds