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An assessment of the aquaculture potential of the Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus

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2003
Title: An assessment of the aquaculture potential of the Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus.
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Alternative Title: Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute.
Name(s): Jeffs, Andrew, creator
Davis, Megan, creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute
Extent: 15 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 2100708 (digitool), FADT2100708 (IID), fau:5492 (fedora)
Note(s): There is strong demand for spiny lobsters (family Palinuridae) in international seafood markets and this is generating interest in the development of aquaculture for these species. However, a previous assessment of the economic feasibility of commercial land-based culture of a spiny lobster species in the temperate waters of New Zealand indicated that the prospects were poor unless input costs could be reduced and productivity increased dramatically. This earlier assessment recommended that the potential for culturing tropical species of spiny lobsters deserved closer examination, as these species generally have much more rapid growth. Consequently, this present study reviewed information on tropical species, Panulirus argus, from Florida and the Caribbean.
This manuscript may be cited as Jeffs, Andrew and Megan Davis (2003) An assessment of the aquaculture potential of the Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, in Proceedings of the 54th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute held November 2003 Roadtown, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, p. 413-426.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1484.
Subject(s): Aquaculture
Lobster fisheries --Florida
Lobster fisheries --Caribbean Area
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/2100708
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Restrictions on Access: ©2003 Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute.
Host Institution: FAU