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John Grant checks the water temperature of a tank containing breeding stock abalone, Hobart, Tasmania, 24 April 1981 / Australian Information Service photograph by John McKinnon
Bib ID 7334718
Format PicturePicture [still image, sheet]
Author
McKinnon, John, photographer
 
Description 1981 
1 photograph : black and white ; 15.5 x 20.5 cm 
Summary

Australia cultivates abalone artificially. Abalone shellfish have been successfully cultivated artificially for the first time in Australia. The project is being carried out at the Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority research laboratories in Hobart, capital of the island State of Tasmania, with a $A10,900 Australian Government Grant. Using the blacklip abalone species (Haliotis ruber) found in Australian waters, one of the research team, senior technical officer Mr John Grant, has about 2000 young fish from the first successful spawning. In 1977 Mr Grant studied abalone cultivation in Japan which, with France and the United States, has been artificially breeding other species of abalone for several years. The abalone cultivation is a major step for one of Tasmania's most lucrative fishing industries, worth more than $A8 million a year. Mr. Grant checks the water temperature of a tank containing breeding stock abalone. Using the ultra-violet water steriliser in the background, he can make the abalone spawn on demand. Australian Information Service photograph by John McKinnon P81/76 21/4/81/1 Marine Industry- Shellfish"--Printed on reverse.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer.

Part of the Australian Information Service collection.

Subjects Grant, John -- Portraits.  |  Scientists -- Tasmania -- Hobart -- Portraits.  |  Abalone hatcheries -- Tasmania -- Hobart -- Photographs.  |  Abalone culture -- Tasmania -- Hobart -- Photographs.  |  Abalone industry -- Tasmania -- Hobart -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Australian Information Service, issuing body
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