Assessing the South-East Asian tropical lobster supply and major market demands

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Project code
FIS/2001/058
Program
Budget
AUD 1,123,117
Project leader
Kevin Williams
Duration:
Project status
Concluded
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Overview

This project aimed to improve the sustainability of a large and well developed, but low technology, ornate spiny lobster grow-out industry in Vietnam, and to address the knowledge gap that is limiting the establishment of a P. ornatus grow-out industry in Australia.

With most capture lobster fisheries either fully or more often over-exploited, and in decline, aquaculture appears to be the only long-term way of meeting the insatiable market demand for lobster.

Project outcomes

  • Assessed  the ecological impact of lobster seed collection in Vietnam.
  • Reduced post-capture losses of lobster pueruli.
  • Developed husbandry best-practices for lobster grow-out.
Key partners
Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
CSIRO Marine Research
Directorate General Aquaculture
Research Institute for Aquaculture No. 3
Institute of Oceanography
University of Fisheries
Documents
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Final report FIS/2001/058