Budget expenditure: $184,616.00
Project Status:
Current
Principal Investigator: Matthew S. Bansemer
Organisation: University of Adelaide
Project start/end date: 19 Mar 2020 - 29 Jun 2021
Contact:
FRDC
TAGS
Toxin
Mortality
Management
Disease
Biosecurity
SPECIES
Blacklip Abalone
Greenlip Abalone

Need

Mortality events in aquaculture require comprehensive investigation to establish aetiology. This assists with providing effective treatments (if available) and maintaining trade and market access. Good evidence of the diseases status of Australian farms is crucial in negotiating with countries we export to. This was illustrated recently when Canada stopped all Australian abalone imports and requested disease free certification for numerous diseases. In order to facilitate trade and market access, and improve the understanding of summer mortality in Australian abalone, it would be valuable to:
1. Summarise current abalone health and summer mortality research to identify key risk factors associated with summer mortality and develop industry guidelines for reporting summer mortality events
2. Develop a case definition for summer mortality
3. Summarise retrospective mortality investigations and laboratory submissions for Australian abalone
4. Investigate summer mortality events during the life of the project to comprehensively rule out primary pathogens and infectious agents in both control and impacted populations.

Objectives

1. Develop a case definition for summer mortality (Component 1 - funded through the AAGA IPA).
2. Summarise summer mortality research, retrospective mortality investigations and laboratory submissions for Australian abalone and determine if previous mortalities meet the case definition (Component 1 - funded through the AAGA IPA).
3. Investigate summer mortality events during the life of the project to comprehensively rule out primary pathogens and infectious agents (Component 2 - funded through the FRDC Aquatic Animal Health &amp
Biosecurity Subprogram).

Related research

Environment
Industry
Adoption
PROJECT NUMBER • 2019-162
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Western Abalone Divers Association 2020 Quota Setting Workshop: Opportunity for shared understanding of potential TACC setting processes by Western Australian Abalone stakeholders

1. Establish an industry engagement strategy for the WA Area 3 Abalone Fishery based on the approach used, and knowledge gained, by the Victorian Western Zone Fishery and the Western Abalone Divers Association.
ORGANISATION:
Western Australian Fishing Industry Council Inc (WAFIC)