Project number: 1985-058
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $0.00
Organisation: Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) WA
Project start/end date: 28 Dec 1987 - 31 Dec 1987
Contact:
FRDC

Objectives

1. Husbandry techniques for nursery & ongrowing culture of hatchery-produced spat for pearl cultivation.
2. Build, evaluate on/offshore equip. Monitor environmental & biological conditions predisposing mortality on transfer to farms.
3. Develop husbandry protocol to prevent & contain mortality outbreak

Final report

Author: Robert A Rose
Final Report • 2017-09-29 • 14.16 MB
1985-058-DLD.pdf

Summary

The Western Australian Research Laboratories began investigating the feasibility of artificially propagating the silverlip or goldlip pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima, in 1982 and culminated its study by operating a pilot-scale, seasonal hatchery at the Broome Jetty, Broome, Western Australia from 1986 to 1989. This manual describes the hatchery facilities and husbandry techniques developed during this period for the spawning and culture of the larvae and newly settled spat.

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