Breeding redclaw: management and selection of broodstock

Jones, Clive M., McPhee, Cam P., and Ruscoe, Ian M. (1998) Breeding redclaw: management and selection of broodstock. Queensland Information Series, Q198016 . Department of Primary Industries Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Red claw (Cherax quadricarnatus) is a species of freshwater crayfish native to northwest Queensland and the Northern Territory (Australia). Its physical, biological and commercial attributes make it ideal for aquaculture and its similarity to lobster puts it at the premium end of the seafood sales market. A commercial red claw crayfish enterprise can improve growth rates by applying basic genetic principles. The theory of genetic selection, the practical stages and processes of stock selection and management and the major decision making points are outlined, along with reports of research findings into red claw reproduction. Significant improvements are likely to be made to growth rates of red claw and to the profitability of red claw aquaculture.

Item ID: 31601
Item Type: Book (Reference)
ISBN: 978-0-7242-6783-5
ISSN: 0727-6273
Keywords: redclaw, Cherax quadricarinatus, breeding, aquaculture
Funders: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Projects and Grants: ACIAR FIS/96/165
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 01:30
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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