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Title:

Developing cost-effective industry based techniques for monitoring puerulus settlement in all conditions: Phase 2

Project Number:

2014-025

Organisation:

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Principal Investigator:

Stewart Frusher

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$281,407.52

Program(s):

Industry

Objectives

1. To determine an appropriate and cost effective sampling strategy (number of collectors, depth and time) to enable statistically meaningful analysis of spatial and depth trends in puerulus settlement.

2. To compare shallow and deep water survey methods (e.g. diver based, fisher servicing) to establish the most cost effective methods for on-going monitoring of puerulus settlement.