Titles in the fisheries research contract report (ISSN: 1446-5868) series contain technical and scientific information that requires dissemination to meet the requirements of contracts entered into by, or undertaken on behalf of, the Department of Fisheries (Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development), Western Australia. These contract reports are not a formal refereed scientific publication and the Department will often publish sections of these reports in scientific journals, however, each report is reviewed internally for quality control purposes.
Boat-based recreational fishing catch and effort in Cockburn Sound and Owen Anchorage during 1996/97, 2001/02 and 2005/06
Neil Sumner and Eva Lai
This report presents catch and effort estimates from three surveys of boat-based fishers. Recreational anglers used lines with bait or lures to catch fish. Boat-based crabbers either use drop nets or catch crabs by hand whilst diving or snorkelling. Surveys of recreational fishing activities that ... Read more
Improvement and evaluation of greenlip abalone hatchery and nursery production. Final FRDC report - project 2003/203
A range of experiments aimed at optimizing broodstock performance and nursery culture of greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) were undertaken in Western Australia. Factors investigated that can potentially influence broodstock performance were natal source (wild-caught or farm-grown) and broodstock diets (red algal diet or formulated diet ... Read more
Improved performance of marron using genetic and pond on using genetic and pond management strategies
Craig Lawrence Dr
Marron (Cherax tenuimanus) are the highest valued freshwater crayfish farmed in Australia. This project addressed the need to increase the profitability of commercial marron farms by improving growth rates and pond management strategies.