Project number: 1992-019
Budget expenditure: $180,000.00
Principal Investigator: Ronald E. Thresher
Organisation: CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Cleveland
Project start/end date: 26 Sep 1992 - 30 Jun 1994
1. To determine the number and locations of spawning grounds for the major commercial finfish species in temperate Australian waters.
2. To examine patterns of larval drift for indications of the distribution and number of nursery grounds for these species.
3. To apply microprobe and genetic techniques to larvae juveniles and adults to quantify the spread of individuals from spawning and nursery areas and the mixing of stocks.
4. To use these data to infer the stock structure of temperate Australian finfishes.