2012 ASFB Conference
Joint Meeting with the Oceana Chondrichthyan Society
15-18 July 2012 Sebel Playford Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia
Hosted by the South Australian Research and Development Institute and The University of Adelaide
‘Addressing the challenges of understanding the movement patterns of aquatic animals and their significance’
For many aquatic species of animals, movement is an obligatory part of the life history. Such movement can involve the passive advection of eggs and larvae through hydrodynamic processes or directed swimming by late-stage larvae, juveniles and adults. Such movement can determine the spatial scale over which the life history operates; affect the dispersion of individuals in space; and the pattern of habitat utilisation throughout the ontogeny. It can also influence the variability in recruitment which ultimately drives the population dynamics and fishery production. Given these profound consequences, movement at all life history stages must be understood so that appropriate strategies for natural resource management can be developed. This is extremely challenging given the range in sizes and swimming abilities of different species and the complexity of aquatic environments. Yet a range of research techniques and equipment have been developed to address this, which have become more sophisticated and capable over time. This symposium will focus on these solutions in the following themes: dispersal of eggs and larvae; advantages and disadvantages of different tagging technologies for understanding juvenile and adult movement and associated physiology; the influence of movement on stock structure; and accommodating movement in natural resource management protocols.
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