Research

Predicting marine currents, nutrients and plankton in the coastal waters of south eastern Tasmania in response to changing weather patterns

  • Research Theme
    Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Cross-disciplinary Theme(s)
    Climate Change
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  • Contributor(s)
  • Project Summary

    This project has arisen in response to industry need for scientific understanding to support ecologically sustainable development of salmon farming in southeastern Tasmania, especially in Storm Bay. This project will provide:

    • Essential baseline data required to inform site selection and for future assessments of effects of salmon production on the Storm Bay environment,
    • Information on how major water masses interact in Storm Bay to influence nutrient flux, algal dynamics and responses of key plankton, including those harmful to salmon production, such as HABs and jellyfish.
    • Data to enhance risk assessments underpinning Decision Support Systems for the management of salmon farming in the Storm Bay region.

    Information on primary productivity in Storm Bay and on the natural occurrence of the paramoeba causing AGD in salmon.

    FUNDED BY

    Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement (SMRCA) and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

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Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
July 19, 2017