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Title:

Next-generation Close-kin Mark Recapture: using SNPs to identify half-sibling pairs in Southern Bluefin Tuna and estimate abundance, mortality and selectivity

Project Number:

2016-044

Organisation:

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Hobart

Principal Investigator:

Campbell Davies

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$328,743.00

Program(s):

Environment, Industry

Objectives

1. Process archived tissue samples, extract DNA and genotype (~16,000 individuals, 2006-2014)

2. Combine genotypes from 1 with those from related CCSBT project (2015-2016)

3. Estimate time series of total adult abundance, spawning potential and total mortality on the spawning population

4. Report outcomes to SBTMAC, AFMA and CCSBT Scientific Committee for incorporation into 2017 update of the CCSBT Operating Model.