Authors

Makaira Pty Ltd

Publication Date

7-1999

Series Number

No. 127

Publisher

Fisheries Department of Western Australia

City

Perth

Abstract

There is recognisable economic benefit to the translocation of barramundi, but there is also a need to ensure the translocation will not adversely impact upon the genetic diversity, introduce disease or impact on the natural environment and biodiversity. This discussion paper has been prepared to provide information to assist in the assessment of the possible impact of translocation of barramundi into and within Western Australia, for the purposed of recreational stock enhancement, aquaculture development and domestic stocking. In contemplating the translocation any aquatic species, signigicant economic and social benefits must be balanced with biological and environmental risks; that is, the potential impact of the translocated species on the wider environment and native flora and fauna.

Number of Pages

54

Keywords

Barramundi. ; Lates calcarifer. ; Translocation. ; Western Australia

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