Project number: 1991-056
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $213,266.00
Principal Investigator: Brian Jeffriess
Organisation: Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association
Project start/end date: 11 Sep 1991 - 7 Nov 2002
Contact:
FRDC

Objectives

1. To assess the feasibility of capturing live SBT in a state from which they can survive under agistment conditions
2. To grow out SBT in pontoons in the Port Lincoln area to assess: growth rates, total and in specivic period, feed conversion ratios, preferred feeds
3. To assess the influence of the SBT grow out on the environment with water quality testing by the SA Government
4. To assess the quality and market acceptance of farmed SBT
5. To provide an example for other pontoon culturing or farming in Australia
6. To examine the possibility of breeding SBT
7. To provide a basis for sustainable biological research (eg Otoliths)

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