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Developing genetic tools for establishing seafood provenance

Title of Project

Developing genetic tools for establishing seafood provenance

Advisor/s

Jan Strugnell

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

Establishing seafood provenance is becoming increasingly important for the sustainable development of both fisheries and aquaculture industries. Visual identification of a product to species level, or even much higher taxonomic levels, is frequently impossible, particularly after processing either at sea or on land. It is important for the future development of both fisheries and aquaculture industries to establish that product substitution has not occurred and that products do not contain “filler” species (ie contain more than the single named species). Establishing the geographic or population of origin, and making that information available across the supply chain, is also becoming more important to the consumer and the industry. The current revolution in molecular laboratory and sequencing techniques means that a range of methods for establishing seafood provenance are emerging and these promise more rapid assessment than has been possible previously. This project will take advantage of the latest genetic techniques to develop methods for establishing the provenance of key Australian seafood species.

Key Words

seafood provenance; sustainable development; fisheries; aquaculture; genetic tools

Would suit an applicant who

The Scholarship is available to both domestic and international applicants wishing to undertake a PhD or Masters by research degree. For applicants already holding a higher degree by research scholarship from James Cook University, the scholarship may be converted to a top-up of $10,000 p.a. with $5,000 p.a. in additional project operating funds.

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