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Title:

Understanding recruitment collapse of juvenile abalone in the Eastern Zone Abalone fishery – development of pre-recruitment monitoring, simulation of recruitment variation and predicting the impact of climate variation

Project Number:

2014-010

Organisation:

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Principal Investigator:

Craig Mundy

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$141,718.25

Program(s):

Environment, Industry

Objectives

1. Optimise collector module design for quantifying abundance of juvenile abalone across a range of habitat types

2. Determine links between juvenile abundance observed on modules and abalone in surrounding habitat

3. Estimate expected juvenile abundance on collectors in a ‘normal’ recruitment year using published natural mortality data and known abundance.