The Australian Abalone Growers’ Association met in September 2009 and identified their priority areas for research. Their two highest priorities were: 1. Identification of nutritional requirements for abalone at different life stages; and 2. Identification of nutritional requirements for abalone for different seasons. Thus, this is clearly an area requiring research and collaboration with abalone growers. Therefore this project will contribute directly towards two of the industry’s identified priorities through enhancing the information generated by 2010/736.
This project lies directly within the A and B of Seafood Theme outcomes. In particular, this project addresses outcomes 1 (Academic researchers with specialist skills and knowledge specific to the seafood industry continue to be available to provide research and technical capacity to the Australian seafood industry) and 2 (CRC industry participants have the necessary skills to implement CRC research results for the use in the aquaculture and wild harvest businesses).