Cherax destructor by another name
Back in 1998 the CSIRO Livestock Industries at Chiswick near Armidale NSW self funded a research project aimed at
increasing the productivity of farms through genetic
improvement of yabby stocks.
The research program was led by Dr Dean Jerry who’s vision and dedication to the aquaculture industry drove this project.
Dean was our hero at the time and had the full support
of the NSW Aquaculture Industry.
The program continued under the leadership of geneticist
Dr Ian Purvis to fruition in 2005 culminating in
the release of “SUPER YABBY” stock
to the commercial yabby industry.
While not reclassified, NSW DPI Fisheries determined there
was enough of a difference that warranted the issue
of a special permit for its culture
Of the NSW farms lucky enough to receive stocks of the Super Yabby, while most mixed it with their existing stocks, the previous owner
of our farm had the foresight to keep the progeny they received
in isolation thus preserving the integrity of the genetics.
Yabby Dabba Doo is the only NSW Yabby farm with a special DPI Fisheries Permit for the culture of the CSIRO Strain and while not permitted to sell live specimens, our continued development
of the CSIRO Super Yabby forms the foundation
of our breeding program.