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Periwinkle fishery of Tasmania: supporting management and a profitable industry


Keane, J and Lyle, J, Periwinkle fishery of Tasmania: supporting management and a profitable industry, Fishing Today - Tasmanian Seafood Industry News, Artemis Publishing Consultants, 28, 1, pp. 24-25. (2015) [Magazine Article]

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This study, funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (Project 2011/024), is the first comprehensive study of the fishery, fisheries biology and markets for the edible periwinkle, Lunella undulata. Commercial catch and effort data, fisher knowledge, and growth and reproductive biology of periwinkles were integrated to provide a robust foundation supporting the management of the Tasmanian fishery. In addition, an evaluation of the domestic market for periwinkles, including distributors, retail and restaurant components identified a number of impediments that need to be addressed by suppliers (fishers) if market growth and improved economic returns are to be realised. In response to the findings of this study, management rezoned the fishery, raised the TACC and increased the minimum size limit.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:periwinkle, growth, Tasmania market
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Wild caught edible molluscs
UTAS Author:Keane, J (Dr John Keane)
UTAS Author:Lyle, J (Associate Professor Jeremy Lyle)
ID Code:100432
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2015-05-15
Last Modified:2015-05-15

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