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Environment
Industry
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 1995-004
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In situ time-stamping of abalone shells to determine how abalone stocks can be aged.

If abalone can be accurately aged, this would be a fundamental tool for more effective management of abalone fisheries. Several authors have proposed ageing abalone by grinding or cutting abalone shells, and counting the shell layers deposited beneath the spire. Other authors have cast...
ORGANISATION:
University of Melbourne
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 1992-040
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Investigation of methods to age abalone

Management of the valuable Australian abalone fishery is difficult because catch/effort information for abalone does not provide warnings of declining stocks. In fact abalone fisheries in Alaska, California and Mexico have collapsed or declined dramatically, with little warning. Management must rely...
ORGANISATION:
University of Melbourne
Industry
Environment
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 1986-092
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Investigation of the impact of the seastar Coscinasterias calamaria on commercial mollusc fisheries

The large starfish, Coscinasterias calamaria is known to feed on commercially exploited molluscs, including blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra), mussels (Mytilus edulis) and scallops (Pecten irradians). The study investigated the abundance of the seastar on reefs in Port Phillip Bay, and the extent to...
ORGANISATION:
University of Melbourne
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