Rock Lobster Enhancement and Aquaculture Subprogram: investigation of tail fan damage in live-held adult rock lobsters
University of Adelaide
Mike C. Geddes
FRDC Rock Lobster Enhancement and Aquaculture Subprogram Project 98/305 investigated the environmental and system requirements for juvenile and adult rock lobster holding and grow-out. Results from this Project showed that adult southern rock lobster can be held long-term in industry facilities with high survival rates and that condition and weight can be improved. However, in order for a large-scale industry to develop in this area, there is a definite need for research aimed at reducing the incidence of tail fan damage in live-held adult southern rock lobster. Tail fan damage has also been identified by the Geraldton Fishermens Co-operative as a problem with live-held western rock lobster prior to live export.
1. Investigate potential causes of tail fan damage in live-held adult southern rock lobster.
Principal Investigator: M. C. Geddes, R. J. Musgrove, and C. J. Thomas