Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development
Tabled paper 1496
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Assessed the Spanish mackerel fishery. Commenced collaborative gene tagging project with Simon Frazer University (Canada) to determine abundance of marine fish stocks. Delivered gene tagging workshop to international and interstate fisheries scientists in Darwin. Completed technical work on major study on abundance of mud crabs. Paper currently being developed. Aquatic Pests Monitors and manages aquatic pest incursions in NT waters to protect the NTs fishing and aquaculture industries. K ey Achievem ents Inspected 200 boats. Investigated 20 sightings with no confirmed pest species found. Expanded monitoring program to covers Groote Eylandt, Bynoe Harbour, Raffles Bay, Gove Harbour and Darwin Harbour. e o CL CD C 03 C c < Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development 59
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