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Title:

Improved risk management of paralytic shellfish toxins in Southern Rock Lobster

Project Number:

2017-086

Organisation:

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Taroona

Principal Investigator:

Gustaaf Hallegraeff

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$895,500.00

Program(s):

Industry

Objectives

1. Assess the applicability of Neogen PST test kits for lobster viscera

2. Exploration of Neogen PST tests on lobster haemolymph as a proxy for lobster viscera PST contamination

3. Determination of the impact of PST accumulation on lobster vigour

4. Improved definition of East Coast Tasmanian lobster management zones, based on improved understanding of dietary origin of PST (from tank studies), and improved understanding of variability ( from field studies ).