Breeding Bigger Yabbies

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  • Published: 7 Apr 2006

  • Author(s): Purvis, Ian W, Dr

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Found throughout the country, yabbies are Australia’s most abundant native freshwater crayfish. They are tough and can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions. This makes them ideal for farm-based aquaculture. The objective of the research was to develop an improved strain of yabby with superior growth rate and higher tail meat yield than existing wild caught strains. The outcome will be an improved strain of yabby, which could be used to improve productivity, product quality and sustainability in commercial yabby production enterprises.