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Title:

Elucidating the nutritional requirements of farmed hybrid abalone

Project Number:

2017-113

Organisation:

Deakin University Warrnambool Campus

Principal Investigator:

David S. Francis

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$282,544.00

Program(s):

Industry

Objectives

1. To elucidate the key nutritional requirements of farmed hybrid abalone (Haliotis laevigata x rubra) with respect to stage of growth and environmental rearing temperature.

2. Profile the nutritional characteristics of commercially available abalone aquafeeds towards improved hybrid abalone feed formulations

3. Understand the impacts of nutritional conditioning on the survival of abalone in response to adverse temperature conditions

4. Development of rapid screening assays for diet digestibility and on-farm performance assessment