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Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 2019-062
PROJECT STATUS:
CURRENT

Knowledge to improve the assessment and management of Giant Mud Crabs (Scylla serrata) in Queensland

Researchers from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Queensland, CQUniversity (CQU) and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) NSW Fisheries are collaborating on a Fisheries Research and Development (FRDC) co-funded research project on mud crab populations in Queensland. The...
ORGANISATION:
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries EcoScience Precinct
SPECIES
Industry
PROJECT NUMBER • 2017-018
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Improving survival and quality of crabs and lobsters in transportation from first point of sale to market.

Eastern rock lobsters, spanner crabs and mud crabs command a high price when supplied to the market as live product. Being aquatic animals, the demands to retain maximum quality and liveliness through the supply chain are challenging. Once taken from water, these crustaceans are subject to...
ORGANISATION:
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries EcoScience Precinct
Industry
PROJECT NUMBER • 2017-019
PROJECT STATUS:
CURRENT

Freshwater fish attracting structures (FAS): Evaluating a new tool to improve fishing quality and access to fisheries resources in Australian impoundments

This document has been compiled from various sources and, to the authors’ knowledge, represents the best advice currently available regarding the use of fish attracting structures to improve recreational angling in Australian impoundments. Although the principles outlined in this document may...
ORGANISATION:
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries EcoScience Precinct
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 2017-047
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Understanding environmental and fisheries factors causing fluctuations in mud crab and blue swimmer crab fisheries in northern Australia to inform harvest strategies

This project investigated relationships between environmental factors and harvests of crabs in the Gulf of Carpentaria (GoC), northern Australia. Desktop correlative analyses clearly indicated that recent fluctuations in the catches of Giant Mud Crabs in the GoC are most likely driven by...
ORGANISATION:
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries EcoScience Precinct
People
Industry
PROJECT NUMBER • 2017-057
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Stock predictions and spatial population indicators for Australia's east coast saucer scallop fishery

This project undertook analyses to understand the role of overfishing and the environment on saucer scallops. The analyses indicated reduced numbers of spawning scallops. Historical levels of fishing and environmental influences such as from increased sea surface temperatures (SST) have amplified...
ORGANISATION:
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries EcoScience Precinct
Industry
PROJECT NUMBER • 2017-048
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

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

This research was undertaken on the Queensland saucer scallop (Ylistrum balloti) fishery in southeast Queensland, which is an important component of the Queensland East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery (QECOTF). The research was undertaken by a collaborative team from the Queensland Department...
ORGANISATION:
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries EcoScience Precinct
People
PROJECT NUMBER • 2018-168
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Custom training and technical support for the fishery stock assessment software ‘stock synthesis’

This is a report on ‘stock synthesis’ software training by CSIRO. Noted are training outputs and learnings, together with an assessment of what role stock synthesis (SS) may play in Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) fish stock assessments. Findings suggest SS could...
ORGANISATION:
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries EcoScience Precinct
Industry
PROJECT NUMBER • 2017-179
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Sensory testing of seafood - fresh versus frozen - and development of frozen seafood recipes

There is a strong negative perception of frozen fish amongst consumers, with many considering that frozen product is of inferior quality compared to ‘fresh’ (chilled) fish. The resistance to purchase frozen fish continues, despite modern freezing technology and practices resulting in...
ORGANISATION:
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries EcoScience Precinct
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