The Northern Zone rock lobster fishery of South Australia is extensive covering an area of approximately 207,000 km2
Budget expenditure: $75,000.00
Project Status:
Completed
Principal Investigator: Adrian Linnane
Organisation: SARDI Food Safety and Innovation
Project start/end date: 31 Mar 2012 - 31 Mar 2013
Contact:
FRDC
TAGS
Stakeholder
Research
Mortality
Management
Education

Need

The primary needs in relation to this work are:
1. To assess the level of stock abundance in regions outside the main fishery areas, in deep water and the far west regions of the fishery.
2. To assess the economic feasibility of fishing in these areas.
3. To assess the biological characteristics of lobsters taken in deep water and the far west, including maturity of females and length frequency.
4. To assess the survival and condition of lobsters taken, in processing and transport.

Objectives

1. Attain estimates of lobster abundance in deep water and far west areas of the Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery
2. Estimate size-of-maturity and length frequencies of these populations
3. Estimate survival rates of these lobsters held in wells on-board, corfs, and processing plants
4. Evaluate the economics of fishing outlying areas within the Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery

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PROJECT NUMBER • 2020-067
PROJECT STATUS:
CURRENT

SeSAFE – Delivering Industry Safety through Electronic Learning

1. INFORM, via an independent review, the design and application of user-pay funding models in Australian primary industries, the potential for a similar model to be introduced by SeSAFE in the fishing and aquaculture industry, and steps recommended to realise this outcome.
ORGANISATION:
Smart Fishing Consulting