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Palinurid Lobster Larval Rearing for Closed-cycle Hatchery Production


Hall, MR and Kenway, M and Salmon, M and Francis, D and Goulden, EF and Hoj, L, Palinurid Lobster Larval Rearing for Closed-cycle Hatchery Production, Advances in Aquaculture Hatchery Technology, Woodhead Publishing, G Allan, G Burnell (ed), Cambridge, England, pp. 289-328. ISBN 978-0-85709-119-2 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1533/9780857097460.2.289


Closed life-cycle breeding of aquaculture species is essential for sustainability. The primary bottleneck towards this goal is a robust commercial-scale hatchery technology. The larval phase of Palinurid lobsters is amongst the lengthiest of any marine invertebrates; hence a major leap forward in aquaculture hatchery technology is required for commercial-scale production. The main challenges for Palinurid hatchery technology development are outlined together including aspects of water quality and tank design. The larval biology of Palinurid lobsters is discussed as well as broodstock husbandry and spawning. A concise review of reported diseases is presented together with larval nutrition requirements and their relationship to final larval metamorphosis to juvenile.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Palinurid lobsters, larval rearing, hatchery technology, health, nutrition
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture rock lobster
UTAS Author:Goulden, EF (Dr Evan Goulden)
ID Code:94730
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2014-09-16
Last Modified:2014-09-17

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