Industry management and commercialisation of the Sydney rock oyster breeding program. Final Report to Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre Project no. 2005/209
Tynan, R., Bunter, K. & O'Connor, W., 2010. Industry management and commercialisation of the Sydney rock oyster breeding program. Final Report to Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre Project no. 2005/209. Industry and Investment NSW - Fisheries Final Report Series no. 124. 24 pp. ISSN 1837-2112.
To ensure the successful adoption of the technology producing faster growing disease resistant oysters, a previous FRDC review of oyster hatchery and breeding programs (Benzie et al., FRDC 2001/213) strongly emphasised the need to inform, equip, and assist industry to understand and adopt this technology. Accordingly, there was a need to 1) conduct an independent assessment of current selection practices and their relevance to ongoing breeding line maintenance and improvement, 2) establish the genetic status of the current breeding lines with respect to the natural populations of SRO and 3) assist in the development of cost effective strategies and technology for the maintenance of selected lines and their genetic integrity. The outcomes of these assessments have been presented in a form that is suitable for incorporation in the company’s business plan, and also of value to other industries undertaking or contemplating breeding programs.