Title:

Feasibility assessment of commercial production of two important shellfish (abalone and scallops)

Project Number:

1983-052

Organisation:

Department of Primary Industries Parks Water and Environment (DPIPWE) Hobart

Principal Investigator:

Colin Sumner

Project Status:

Completed

FRDC Expenditure:

$0.00

Program(s):

Industry

Objectives

1. Feasibility of culturing abalone using existing facilities and existing longline technology; examine the economic feasibility of a scallop farming venture based on traditional methods of culture

Feasibility assessment of commercial production of two important shellfish (abalone and scallops)

Final Report
ISBN:
ISSN:
Author(s):Colin Sumner
Date Published:September 2017

This report concludes investigations into the economic and biological viability of scallop culture in Tasmania. Research into spat settlement and ongrowing methods has continued from the 1970's and the current TFDA and FIRTA funded programmes (1980-84) have successfully cultured scallops to legal, marketable size. The purpose of this report is to examine the economic feasibility of a scallop farming venture based upon traditional methods of culture.