Project number: 2008-712
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $165,319.77
Principal Investigator: Craig Foster
Organisation: Clean Seas Seafood Ltd
Project start/end date: 30 Dec 2007 - 30 Nov 2008
Contact:
FRDC

Need

The availability of a manufactured feed is critical to the successful rearing of propagated tuna. This project is one of the three identified key issues that needs to be resolved to successfully achieve a propagated tuna industry.

Both of the Ridley and the Skretting feeds have the capability of resolving our feed requirements for pellets over 10mm. The Skretting product may be able to manufactured in pellets smaller than 10mm.

Without a reliable manufactured feed we have little chance of achieving the successful culture of significant SBT.

Objectives

1. The availability of a viable manufactured feed supply in Australia to support the propagated tuna industry and the SBT wild caught fattening industry.
2. Determine the suitability of the Ridley/Hayashikane feed for fattening Southern Bluefin Tuna. Indicative growth, feed conversion, weaning mortality and degree of fatness will be determined for the feed.

Related research

Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 2019-104
PROJECT STATUS:
CURRENT

Assessing egg oiling as a long term management tool for overabundant Silver Gull populations interacting with Southern Bluefin Tuna aquaculture operations

1. Undertake a review and Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) of over-abundant seabird population management strategies. This will be a project Stop/Go point to assess whether egg oiling provides the best management option for Silver Gull population control, and will determine whether the project proceeds...
ORGANISATION:
University of Adelaide
Industry
Industry