Project number: 1986-141
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $0.00
Principal Investigator: Michael Walker
Organisation: M Walker and Associates Pty Ltd
Project start/end date: 27 Jun 2000 - 30 Jun 2000
Contact:
FRDC

Objectives

1. Briefly review past and present FIRTA pearl oyster projects and advise the Fishing Industry Research Committee on the conduct of three new FIRTA pearl oyster projects in 1987/88

Final report

Author: Trevor G Dix
Final Report • 1995-03-28 • 331.38 KB
1986-141-DLD.pdf

Summary

There has been recent revitalization of the West Australian pearl culture industry to a stage where annual production is now worth about $40 million. Mortalities of pearl shell transported to the culture farms and concerns regarding the state of pearl oyster stocks stimulated a series of research projects which have been funded largely from the Fishing Industry Research Trust Account.

This year, funds were sought for two projects, in hatchery and nursery culture and on developing on-growing techniques and disease prevention husbandry.

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