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Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 2013-009
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Shark Futures: A report card for Australia's sharks and rays

In response to increasing concerns for the status of shark and ray populations world-wide and increasing pressure to ensure Australia’s shark and ray species are effectively managed and conserved, this project synthesised the scattered information, assessed individual species’ status and...
ORGANISATION:
James Cook University (JCU)
Industry
PROJECT NUMBER • 2013-210
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Adapt or Fail: Risk management and business resilience in Queensland commercial fisheries

This study sought to explore how different types of fishing businesses adapted to different types of change within Queensland’s east coast fisheries. The project team first sought to classify fishing businesses into ‘types’, exploring the industry structure in a new and...
ORGANISATION:
James Cook University (JCU)
Industry
PROJECT NUMBER • 1992-039
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Electron microscope study of tissues which produce pearl shell organic matrix

Pearl oysters of the species Pinctada maxima (silver lip or gold lip pearl oyster), P. margaritifera (black lip pearl oyster), and Pteria penguin (bat wing pearl oyster), are all used in the Australian cultured pearl industry, but Pinctada maxima is by far the most important economically. Pinctada...
ORGANISATION:
James Cook University (JCU)
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 1992-118
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Chemical tagging of shells of commercial stock of hatchery clams

Commercial clam hatcheries require a method of labeling or "tagging" clams so that they can be identified as hatchery reared. This is a requirement of the Queensland Department of Primary Industry, aimed at the prevention of the sale of clams collected illegally from the Great Barrier Reef Marine...
ORGANISATION:
James Cook University (JCU)
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 1994-087
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Application of ELISA/PCR tests developed in Japan to the detection of a barramundi Picorna-like virus in Australia

The history of BPLV in Australia is one in which mass mortalities have occurred repeatedly among cultured larvae almost completely without warning. There is no published data on where the virus comes from (i.e. its source or origin), or, in the case of stock being transferred interstate, the...
ORGANISATION:
James Cook University (JCU)
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 2014-022
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Developing a rapid molecular identification technique to improve egg production based fish biomass assessments

This project aimed to develop a rapid and affordable molecular method to identify fish eggs from plankton samples. The method selected was a multiplex bead array method where species-specific probes are developed and bound to beads which fluoresce when passed through a flow cytometer if bound to the...
ORGANISATION:
James Cook University (JCU)
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