The southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) is found in Australia’s southern waters from south-west Western Australia to southern New South Wales, including the waters around Tasmania
Budget expenditure: $178,850.00
Principal Investigator: David Hobday
Organisation: Agriculture Victoria
Project start/end date: 16 Aug 1995 - 7 Sep 2000
1. To develop catch forecasting methods based on recruitment indices of puerulus settlement and juvenile abundance.
2. To determine the movement pattern from juvenile nurseries to commercial fishing grounds.
3. To compare the number of juveniles with the number of adults and test the assumptions of stock depletion assessments.
4. To investigate the density dependent effects on mortality at different life stages.