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Title:

RAC WA: Understanding recruitment variation (including the collapse) of Saucer Scallop stocks in Western Australia and assessing the feasibility of assisted recovery measures for improved management in a changing environment

Project Number:

2015-026

Organisation:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) WA

Principal Investigator:

Mervi Kangas

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$205,962.00

Program(s):

Environment, Industry

Objectives

1. Understanding factors influencing recruitment variations in existing scallop WA stocks, particularly the collapse of the stocks in 2011

2. Determining feasibility of re-establishing founder population of scallops in the Abrolhos Islands and Shark Bay through seeding of hatchery produced juveniles

3. Determining feasibility of re-establishing founder population of scallops in the Abrolhos Islands through translocations