Population structure in the giant Australian cuttlefish - implications for management of a unique eco-tourism and fishery resource in regional Australia [ 2004 - 2006 ]

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Researchers Dr BM GillandersDr SC Donnellan

Brief description A management strategy for the giant Australian cuttlefish in regional South Australia is required urgently because of potential conflict between ecotourism and fishery sectors. At present, development of a management strategy is stymied by lack of information on stock structure and movements. Analyses of variation in gene frequencies, morphometric and chemical trace element profiles in calcified structures among locations and years will enable the geographic extent of populations or stocks to be determined, including whether natal homing occurs. Such information is critical to sustainable management of the species and design of a marine protected area in the upper Spencer Gulf.

Funding Amount $165,000

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