Title:

Improving mortality rate estimates for management of the Queensland Saucer Scallop fishery

Project Number:

2017-048

Organisation:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QLD)

Principal Investigator:

Tony J. Courtney

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$739,957.00

Program(s):

Industry

Objectives

1. Design and carry out a comprehensive fishery-independent survey of the 0+ and 1+ age classes in the Queensland saucer scallop fishery

2. Undertake exploratory analyses on the relationship between saucer scallop abundance and bottom substrate

3. Derive one or more tagging-based estimates of the saucer scallop's natural mortality rate (M)