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Pushing abalone growth rates

The Country Hour, ABC Radio

Laura Poole

19 October 2012

The dietary requirement of abalone, to get them fatter quicker, is one of the talking points at a marine symposium in Adelaide.

Marine Innovation Southern Australian nutrition and feed scientist David Stone is part of a research team trialling higher protein abalone diets.

He says it has the potential to push up farmed abalone growth rates.

"The repercussions are very exciting, a 10 per cent improvement in farm productivity in the grow out cycle."

Listen to podcast on the ABC website. Segment starts at 41:06.