Budget expenditure: $18,307.00
Project Status:
Completed
Principal Investigator: Caleb Gardner
Organisation: University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Project start/end date: 13 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
Contact:
FRDC
TAGS
Wild Catch
Stock Assessment
Post Harvest
Fisheries Management
Biology
SPECIES
Southern Rock Lobster

Need

The project will produce three papers related to growth of translocated rock lobsters. These are not critical for current operations which are locked in for a three year period. However they may be important for addressing industry concerns when the operations are next voted on in 2016. Aside from that need they maximise the benefit from investments into research on translocation of rock lobsters over the last decade.

Paper 1. Growth compensation in lobsters moved inshore
Paper 2. Density dependent changes in lobster growth
Paper 3. Fine scale variation in growth off western Tasmania

Objectives

1. Complete three papers dealing with growth of rock lobsters to enable improved outcomes from translocation.

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