Project number: 1996-135
Budget expenditure: $200,679.00
Principal Investigator: Steve J. Kennelly
Organisation: NSW Department Of Primary Industries
Project start/end date: 8 Aug 1996 - 30 Jun 2000
1. Provide fishery-independent estimates of the relative abundances of spanner crabs in NSW.
2. Use the estimates obtained in (1) with similar estimates obtained in 1988-89 to analyse trends in relative abundances.
3. Incorporate the information collected in (2) with existing data on the biology and fishery of spanner crabs to develop a population model for this fishery.
4. Use the model developed in (3) to provide appropriate advice to fisheries managers and industry on various input and output controls including the TACC.
Author: Steven Kennelly