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PAST PROJECTS

2010/100 (FIS)

Enhancing bivalve production in northern Vietnam and Australia

This project aims to increase hatchery-based bivalve mollusc production in Vietnam and Australia and expand opportunities for coastal communities to rear molluscs. Vietnam's oyster industry is growing and expanding, building on the success of earlier ACIAR programs. Farming is now spread across 28 provinces and produces an estimated 15,000 tonnes of oysters a year. The community is becoming more involved, and processing and marketing are expanding. The key species produced is the Portuguese oyster (not the Pacific oyster), and the Vietnamese stock is sufficiently genetically diverse to form the basis of a breeding program.  

2009/764

Impact of short-term exposure to acid sulphate leachate parameters on the biochemical condition of stressed Pacific Oysters

This Honours thesis titled ‘Impact of Short-Term Exposure to Acid Sulphate Soil Leachate Paramaters on the Biochemical Condition of Stressed Pacific Oysters Crassostea gigas' was completed by Joel Kellam-Stock in fulfillment of the requirements of the Honours degree of Bachelor of Technology (Aquaculture) at Flinders University. 

2009/743

Reproductive condition, marketability and survival in oyster breeding strategies

The Australian Seafood Industries' (ASI) breeding program is now in its eighth generation of selectively bred Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) families, concentrating in South Australia and Tasmania on increased turnover, shell shape and uniformity. The oyster industries now require breeding programs to focus on quality and market appeal, to increase competitiveness alongside imported and alternative products.

2009/729

Australian edible oyster industry business plan 2009-2014

The Australian oyster industry comprises approximately 550+ individuals and businesses located principally in three states, NSW, South Australia and Tasmania. This projects reports on a national business R&D plan for the Australian oyster growing sector for 2010-2014 

2009/057 (FIS)

Pearl industry development in the western Pacific

This project aims to provide a sustainable basis for continued development of cultured pearl industries in Fiji and Tonga and to determine the feasibility of half-pearl culture in Papua New Guinea based on methods developed in Tonga.

2008/761

Investigation into the microbiological causes of epizootics of Pacific Oyster larvae in commercial production

CRC PhD student Christopher Chapman’s thesis undertook research on the microbiological causes of epizootics of Pacific Oyster larvae (Crassostrea gigas) in commercial production. 

2008/775

Oyster ‘Condition’ Defining Workshop

Report on a one day workshop to define oyster ‘condition’ and to review the techniques available for its assessment. 

2008/763

A PhD study which aimed to determine the spoilage processes of Australian half shell oysters. 

2008/704

The Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Center is developing a Theme Business Plan to support and coordinate a cooperative approach to aquaculture genetics research in the CRC. 

2008/700

This report identifies ways to enhance the Pacific Oyster Breeding program through more effective breeding stategies. 

2006/227

Enhancement of the Pacific Oyster selective breeding program

This report identifies ways to enhance the Pacific Oyster Breeding program through more effective breeding stategies. 

2006/226

This study worked with the Select Oyster Company to address QX disease in Sydney Rock Oysters (SRO) and successfully characterised the phenoloxidase enzyme in SRO and showed that phenoloxidase is a critical component of the cellular defences of oysters. 

2005/209

Industry management and commercialisation of the Sydney Rock Oyster breeding program

This project sought to increase the operating efficiency of the Sydney Rock Oyster industry through the provision of direct access to management systems and knowledge. 

2003/209

The primary aim of this project was to develop the technology and establish the conditions under which reliable, commercial, industry based, supply of selectively bred spat was possible. 

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