The Biology and Aquaculture Potential of the Tropical Freshwater Crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus

Jones, Clive (1990) The Biology and Aquaculture Potential of the Tropical Freshwater Crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus. Queensland Information Series, QI90028 . Department of Primary Industries Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Despite the lack of significant development of freshwater crayfish farming elsewhere in Australia, in 1980 a group of enterprising farmers from south-east Queensland introduced the Western Australian marron (Cherax tenuimanus) which they surmised would perform well under the warmer and more equable Queensland climate. Some success and expansion of the industry was achieved until the particularly warm summer of 1986, when the bulk of the marron died. Even prior to this natural disaster, some farmers were looking for alternative species, better suited to the sub-tropics. A relatively unknown crayfish from north Queensland, Cherax quadricarinatus entered the scene and commercial trials in ex-marron ponds began. It was soon evident that this species had a substantially greater potential.

Item ID: 31548
Item Type: Book (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 0-7242-3920-0
Keywords: redclaw, aquaculture, Cherax quadricarinatus
Funders: Rural Credits Development Fund
Projects and Grants: The Assessment of Cherax quadricarinatus as a Candidate for Aquaculture, Project No. QDPI/8860.
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 03:54
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830101 Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) @ 100%
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