Super Yabby

by CSIRO

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.

NSW Home of the CSIRO Super Yabby

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 recieved 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.


The following link is some information that should be of interest to every yabby farmer.

http://nswaqua.com.au/super-yabbies-developed-by-the-csiro/