Reducing skeletal malformations in cultured marine fish using gene expression, improved nutrition and advanced system operation [ 2008 - 2010 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers A/Prof SC Battaglene; A/Prof BF Nowak; Dr JM Cobcroft; Dr MR Brown

Brief description Reducing malformations in farmed fish will benefit the Australian economy and society by providing greater quantities of cheaper, higher quality fish. Increased farmed fish production, currently worth ~$300 million p.a., will increase exports and decrease imports (currently ~50% of all Australian consumed fish). To benefit are the important regional farming operations in QLD, NSW, SA, NT, TAS and WA. In particular, the largest industry in Tasmania will profit by having a viable new species to farm (striped trumpeter) reducing risk due to climate change and global oversupply of salmon. Another important benefactor will be the rapidly expanding yellowtail kingfish industry.

Funding Amount $445,000

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