Prosjekt

“King” of the fish deserves to be treated as such

Nøkkeldata

Startdato 1. juni 2008
Sluttdato 31. oktober 2008
Oppdragsgiver Seafood Cooperative Research Centre, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Aquatic Sciences, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Flinders University, Clean Seas Tuna (all Australia)
I samarbeid med Seafood Cooperative Research Centre, Clean Seas Tuna, Aquatic Sciences, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Flinders University,University of Sunshine Coast (all Australia)

The development of a genetic management and improvement strategy for temperate marine finfish (southern bluefin tuna, yellowtail kingfish & mulloway)

Yellowtail Kingfish, Mulloway and propagated Southern Bluefin Tuna are all considered as key species for the emerging sector of marine finfish aquaculture in Australia.  Whilst Southern Bluefin Tuna propagation is only beginning, both Yellowtail Kingfish and Mulloway have been bred in captivity for some years now but production remains dependent on wild caught broodfish (which are not adapted to or deliberately selected for commercial performance). There is a need to evaluate a range of genetic options for possible future management and improvement of these species.

The objective of this project was to develop a range of options for genetic improvement of cultured stocks that if implemented would achieve efficiency, productivity and market gains.