Broodstock contribution after mass spawning and size grading in barramundi (Lates calcarifer, Bloch)
Shannon R Loughnan, Jose A Domingos, Carolyn Smith-Keune, Justin P Forrester, Dean R Jerry, Luciano B Beheregaray, Nicholas A Robinson
AQUACULTURE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2013
Awarded by Australian Barramundi Farmers Association
The authors would like to recognise the Australian Seafood CRC, the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association, for funding the mass spawning experiment (project 2009/730). This research was conducted as part of S. L PhD dissertation research (animal ethics approval project number E345), supported by an Australian Seafood CRC bursary and Flinders University AJ & IM Naylon PhD scholarship. All molecular work was carried out within the Molecular Ecology and Evolution Laboratory (MEEL) at James Cook University and utilised multiplex marker conditions developed or modified from published conditions within the Aquaculture Genetics Research Group (Smith-Keune and Jerry). We are grateful to Dr. Ken Chapman at Good Fortune Bay Fisheries Pty Ltd (www.gfbfisheries.com) and Dr. Paul Harrison at Mainstream Aquaculture Pty Ltd (www.mainstreamaquaculture.com), for providing access to the samples. Finally, we are appreciative of the advice received from three anonymous reviewers.