This project aimed at enhancing yellowfin tuna aquaculture research to provide considerable confidence for commercial investment.
In Australia, there is interest in the commercial aquaculture of yellowfin tuna (YFT) and it is expected that successful spawning and larval rearing of this species at Gondol RIM (GRIM), would provide considerable confidence for commercial investment.
- Established regular spawning of high quality parasite free eggs from captive YFT broodstock at GRIM.
- Generated collaborations between SARDI, GRIM and commercial companies that have an interest in tuna propagation in Australia.
- Published a report including: environmental and biological broodstock spawning data, a review of parasite treatment adopted, and an evaluation of the economic viability of YFT farming.