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Brief description WAMSI Node 4.4.2 aims to determine how stock structure of key indicator species (dhufish, pink snapper and baldchin groper) in each bioregion interacts with existing spatial management.
Specifically the project aimed to determine levels of gene flow among populations of snapper, dhufish, and baldchin groper on west coast and sources of recruits and levels of mixing between locations with snapper, dhufish and baldchin groper on west coast.
This is a collaborative project with:
1) Department of Fisheries, Stock structure of West Coast demersal indicator species via i) Otolith chemistry and ii) Drift current trajectories from GPS-tracked buoys *Sub-project 4.4.2-1;
2) Department of Fisheries, CSIRO using genetics on West Australian dhufish and hydrodynamic dispersal modelling *Sub-project 4.4.2-2a.
3) Murdoch University, CSIRO, Department of Fisheries using genetics on pink snapper and baldchin groper *Sub-project 4.4.2-2b;
4) Department of Fisheries, CSIRO integrating stock structure with hydrodynamic modelling of stock structure *Sub-project 4.4.2-3;
Statement: Refer to individual sub-projects for methodology