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Biological and economic management strategy evaluations of the eastern king prawn fishery

Courtney, A. J. and O'Neill, M. F. and Braccini, M. and Leigh, G.M. and Kienzle, M. and Pascoe, S. and Prosser, A. J. and Wang, Y-G. and Lloyd-Jones, L. and Campbell, A.B. and Ives, M. and Montgomery, S.S. and Gorring, J. (2014) Biological and economic management strategy evaluations of the eastern king prawn fishery. Project Report. FRDC.

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Abstract

Stock assessment of the eastern king prawn (EKP) fishery, and the subsequent advice to management and industry, could be improved by addressing a number of issues. The recruitment dynamics of EKP in the northern (i.e., North Reef to the Swain Reefs) parts of the fishery need to be clarified. Fishers report that the size of the prawns from these areas when they recruit to the fishing grounds is resulting in suboptimal sizes/ages at first capture, and therefore localised growth overfishing. There is a need to assess alternative harvest strategies of the EKP fishery, via computer simulations, particularly seasonal and monthly or lunar-based closures to identify scenarios that improve the value of the catch, decrease costs and reduce the risk of overfishing, prior to implementing new management measures.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:Final Report
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Shellfish fisheries
Deposited On:13 May 2014 05:31
Last Modified:01 Feb 2016 03:17

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