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Title:

Assessing the efficiency of alternative pot designs for the Southern Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) fishery

Project Number:

2016-258

Organisation:

SARDI Food Safety and Innovation

Principal Investigator:

Lachlan McLeay

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$253,399.00

Program(s):

Environment, Industry

Objectives

1. Assess the catch efficiency of alternative pot designs for capturing Southern Rock Lobster through CPUE indices of (i) legal sized lobsters (ii) undersized lobsters (iii) spawning (ovigerous) female lobsters and (iv) primary bycatch species.

2. For one alternative pot design proposed by industry, develop and apply methods to calibrate alternative pot design raw CPUE for use in harvest strategy decision rules.