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Tilapia in Australia – Development of management strategies for the control and eradication of feral tilapia populations in Australia

Russell, D.J. and Thuesen, P.A. and Small, F.E. (2012) Tilapia in Australia – Development of management strategies for the control and eradication of feral tilapia populations in Australia. Project Report. Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.

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Abstract

This report presents a culmination of different research projects on two species of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus and Tilapia mariae) and provides recommendations for the future management and research of these pest fish. Feral populations of O. mossambicus and T. mariae are now widely distributed in tropical northeastern Queensland, with O. mossambicus also occurring in southeastern Queensland and river systems of Western Australia. O. mossambicus is known to have existed in impoundments in southeastern Queensland, as well as urban drains and ornamental ponds in the Townsville region of north Queensland from about the late 1970s, while T. mariae became established in some easternflowing tropical streams by the early 1990s. In Australia, feral stocks of tilapia are widely regarded as pests that potentially threaten both native fish stocks and biodiversity.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Aquaculture > Fish culture
Science > Invasive Species > Animals
Deposited On:11 Nov 2011 04:13
Last Modified:23 Feb 2016 05:45

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