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Survey of the extent of Macrocystis pyrifera beds in the vicinity of the Mercury Passage, east coast of Tasmania,1965.

A research program jointly conducted by Alginates (Australia) P/L and C.S.I.R.O. Division of Fisheries and Oceanography was set up to investigate the relationship between kelp: Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C. Agardh 1820 and crayfish larvae. Alginates (Australia) P/L, based at Louisville in the Mercury Passage, were harvesting kelp at this time. This study was initiated to address concerns regarding the effect of harvesting on crayfish stocks.

The survey results are taken from an unpublished interim report presenting the results of the work at that stage (1965). Apparently an aerial survey was used to determine stock distributions although this is not specified in the report.

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Title Survey of the extent of Macrocystis pyrifera beds in the vicinity of the Mercury Passage, east coast of Tasmania,1965.
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/ea41580a-a612-47c3-a98a-b25893cfde92
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[143.5, -44.0], [149.0, -44.0], [149.0, -39.2], [143.5, -39.2], [143.5, -44.0]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Tasmania Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Seacare
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