Focus on Redclaw Research and Development

  • Published: 19 Sep 2013

  • Author(s): RIRDC

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A genetically superior redclaw strain and a centralised hatchery system are set to stimulate the growth of the fledgling redclaw crayfish industry in northern Australia and potentially increase profits by as much as $20,000 per pond-hectare.
The new strain, known as the Tolga, is the culmination of a five-year RIRDC-funded research project run by the redclaw industry in partnership with James Cook University.