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Stock predictions and population indicators for Australia's east coast saucer scallop fishery

O'Neill, M. F., Yang, W.H., Wortmann, J., Courtney, A. J., Leigh, G. M., Campbell, M. J. and Filar, J. (2020) Stock predictions and population indicators for Australia's east coast saucer scallop fishery. Project Report. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.

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Organisation URL: https://www.frdc.com.au/project/2017-057

Abstract

This project undertook analyses to understand the roles of overfishing and the environment on saucer scallops.
Results of this study indicated a decline in numbers of spawning scallops. High levels of fishing effort since the 1980s contributed to stock depletion. In addition, environmental influences such as increased sea surface temperatures (SST) may have amplified scallop mortality rates.
These findings can be applied to efforts for stock rehabilitation for the scallop fishery between Yeppoon and K’gari (Fraser Island). Recommended management actions include reduction of the spatial intensity of fishing effort applied, and ensuring sufficient annual spawning to support the scallop population and fishery.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Projects:FRDC Project No. 2017-057
Business groups:Animal Science, Fisheries Queensland
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery resources
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery conservation
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery management. Fishery policy
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery for individual species
Deposited On:23 Jul 2020 04:12
Last Modified:22 Jul 2021 06:10

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