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Commercialising the production of Cobia in Australia

Lee, P., Dutney, L., Moloney, J., Mitris, M., Borchert, T., Nixon, D., Thaggard, H., Calcottt, B., Taylor-Brown, A. and Polkinghorne, A. (2018) Commercialising the production of Cobia in Australia. Project Report. FRDC, Canberra.


Article Link: http://www.frdc.com.au/Archived-Reports/FRDC%20Pro...


This project is a collaboration between the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and the Cobia aquaculture sector, predominantly Pacific Reef Fisheries (PRF). It was undertaken to consolidate the aquaculture in Australia of Cobia, a species offering considerable potential as a diversification option for pond-based culture activities in Queensland. The project addressed key elements of the production cycle in order to move industry towards a more commercial footing and advance both the scientific knowledge and human capabilities of the sector. The project involved DAF staff at the Department’s Bribie Island Research Centre (BIRC) and staff from the PRF farm in Ayr, North Queensland. From 2014-2017, research examined: health issues affecting Cobia in culture both in the hatchery and on-farm; the emerging issue of intersex in Cobia and potential for this to further impact production; capability development of PRF staff in preparation of the establishment of a commercial Cobia hatchery; and, the involvement of some new entrants to Cobia aquaculture utilising tank-based production systems.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery management. Fishery policy
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Economic aspects. Finance
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery processing
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Packing, transportation and storage
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery for individual species
Live Archive:02 Aug 2018 04:54
Last Modified:05 Dec 2022 00:54

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