Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Bay lobster, Thenus oriental.

Bay lobster aquaculture to be developed in Tasmania

Click on the flag for more information about Australia AUSTRALIA
Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 00:40 (GMT + 9)

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), under the University of Tasmania, has paved the way for the bay lobster (Thenus oriental) aquaculture industry in Tasmania, after developing a unique method to breed the resource commercially.

Based at IMAS’s Taroona laboratories, the ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems began researching hatchery techniques for the resource, better known as Moreton Bay Bugs, in September 2017. The starting point for this project was the technique developed for the tropical rock lobster, of the Panulirus family.

“There are many biological similarities between the two species, particularly during the larval period, where tank design, water quality and appropriate feed are vital for lobster survival and growth,” pointed out The Research Hub’s Director, Associate Professor Greg Smith.

     

The researcher stressed that by applying their techniques to bay lobsters in recent months, it has been possible to successfully rear thousands of juvenile bay lobsters.

Dr Smith also said the Research Hub’s industry partner, PFG Group, is enthusiastic about growing both species in their commercial scale hatchery, which is currently in the early stages of planning.

“While Bay Lobsters fetch a lower price per kilo than Tropical Rock Lobsters, their fast growth rates and sociable nature makes the species particularly suitable to intensive commercial culture,” he said.

The scientists clarified that a juvenile Bay Lobster completes its larval stage in just three weeks, compared with four months for a Tropical Rock Lobster, and reaches the 250 grams suitable for market in only nine months.

“We are now keen to test the technology’s potential on other high value crustacean species,” he added.

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Spain
Jan 24, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
ANFACO-CECOPESCA and Cartif seek sustainable alternatives for aquaculture feeds
United States
Jan 24, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
2018 was a successful year for Dungeness crab fishery in Southeast Alaska
Russian Federation
Jan 24, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
Russian Fishery Company starts construction of super factory trawler
Spain
Jan 24, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Cannibalism in bluefin tuna larvae in western Mediterranean confirmed
European Union
Jan 23, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
EC adopts proposals to help mitigate impact of 'no-deal' Brexit on EU fisheries
Japan
Jan 23, 23:10 (GMT + 9):
Japanese farm first to receive ASC-MSC seaweed certification
Peru
Jan 23, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
End of second anchovy fishing season is approaching
Russian Federation
Jan 23, 22:40 (GMT + 9):
Norebo orders four more trawlers
Chile
Jan 23, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
Minister calls dialogue table with fishermen for Giant Squid Law
Norway
Jan 23, 21:10 (GMT + 9):
Fish Pool Salmon Price Status Report for week 4
Spain
Jan 23, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
Eroski doubles purchases of certified sustainable seafood
Canada
Jan 23, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
Atlantic Canada lobster apetite grows in China
United States
Jan 23, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
BAP certified facilities increased 29 percent in 2018
Turkey
Jan 23, 00:30 (GMT + 9):
Aquacuture exports grew 13 percent in 2018
Chile
Jan 22, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
For the first time, artisanal fishermen initiate capture of feral salmon



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Wärtsilä will design a modern trawler for a Scottish shipowner
Finland The technology group Wärtsilä will provide the ship design, the main engine and other propulsion equipment for a new state-of-the-art fishing vessel, commissioned by a Scottish shipowner.
Atlantic Canada lobster apetite grows in China
Canada The volume of Canadian Atlantic lobsters exported to China increased by 50 percent in 2018, reaching 12 million kilograms.
Chinese port involved in controversy in Montevideo
Uruguay More than 500 Chinese-flagged vessels could soon arrive in the west of Montevideo, Uruguay due to the already confirmed project of the Shandong BaoMa company to install a free zone with port, shipyard and fish processing and freezing plant.
Aker BioMarine has a new boat designed for krill fishing
Norway At a ceremony in Ålesund, Aker BioMarine baptised and launched a new energy-efficient vessel that it will use for krill fishing, and which is an example of innovation in maritime engineering in Norway.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation
Marona S.A.
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER