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Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 1998-153
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Mother-of-pearl (Pinctada maxima) shell: stock evaluation for management and future harvesting in Western Australia

The West Australian Pearling industry is one of Australia’s most valuable aquaculture industries, currently generating around $120 - $160 million annually. The majority of pearl shell used to culture pearls come from the pearling beds in the inshore waters near Broome. The fishery for...
ORGANISATION:
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) WA
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 2005-074
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Management of bioeroding sponges in wild stocks of Pinctada maxima in Western Australia

Data on bioeroding sponge species that excavate shells of the pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima, was collected from the main fishing grounds in North Western Australia. Estimates on infestation rates across size/age classes of shell are provided from the main fishing grounds and over three consecutive...
ORGANISATION:
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) WA