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
University of Tasmania (UTAS)
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.