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Scoping the biosecurity risks and appropriate management relating to the freshwater ornamental aquarium trade across northern Australia

Ebner, B., Millington, M., Holmes, B., Wilson, D., Sydes, T., Bickel, T. O., Hammer, M., Lach, L., Schaffer, J., Lymbery, A. and Morgan, D.L. (2020) Scoping the biosecurity risks and appropriate management relating to the freshwater ornamental aquarium trade across northern Australia. Technical Report. James Cook University.

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Abstract

The current scoping study provides for a preliminary understanding of the numerous existing and potential pathways for incursions from the aquarium trade into freshwater ecosystems in tropical Australia, encompassing the lands and waterways north of the Tropic of Capricorn. A finding of this desktop project is the lack of consolidated nformation relevant to tropical Australia in terms of biotic incursion of even the better documented taxa (e.g. freshwater fishes) and a lack of information on most taxa in the aquarium trade (e.g. shrimps, molluscs, diseases in the wild). This is the consequence of the extent and scale of the aquatic biosecurity task as well as ad hoc biological sampling, under-resourcing of ecological surveys, monitoring and reporting in the grey or published literature, all of which is compounded by the remoteness of much of tropical northern Australia.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Animal control and ecology
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Conservation of natural resources
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Deposited On:22 Sep 2021 05:16
Last Modified:22 Sep 2021 05:16

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