Shellfish Farming Articles

  • The Scoop on Shellfish Aquaculture

    The centerpiece of many culinary gurus''stunning' dishes, a shellfish’s journey often begins on a farm. Found on the coastal shores or in freshwater lakes, you’ll discover suspended shellfish aquaculture systems. Fixed on ropes, plastic trays or in mesh bags, these shelled, aquatic invertebrates are raised in a controlled environment ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Development of Indonesian Fish Farming & Aquaculture Production

    Part 1.Fish Farms Market Overview in Indonesia Part 2.Reasons Why Fishery Industry Develops Fast in Indonesia Part 3.Fish Farm Types in Indonesian Part 4.Sustainable Development of the Fishery in Indonesia Fish Farms Market Overview in Indonesia Fish farming is the ...

  • Nature and humans, together again

    Humans have been “framed out of the picture” when it comes to documenting nature, says Conservation International executive vice president and senior scientist M. Sanjayan in the opening of a new series, “EARTH A New Wild,” which premiers Feb. 4 on PBS. Sanjayan and producer David Allen — “probably the finest natural history filmmaker out there today,” ...


    By Ensia

  • Relating the bivalve shellfish harvesting area classification criteria in the United States and European Union programmes

    Estimation of the level of risk of faecal contamination of shellfish harvesting areas is undertaken by monitoring faecal indicator bacteria in seawater samples under the United States programme and shellfish flesh samples under the European Union (EU) programme. Determining the relationship between the two approaches is important for assessing the relative level of public health protection and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Abalone conservation in the presence of drug use and corruption: implications for its management in South Africa

    The illegal exploitation of wild abalone in South Africa has been escalating since 1994, despite increased enforcement, leading to collapse in some sections of its range. South Africa banned all wild abalone fishing in 2008 but controversially reopened the fishery in 2010. This paper formulates a poacher's model, taking into account the realities of the abalone terrain in South Africa - the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ocean Nutrition Canada - case study

    Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd. (ONC) is the world’s largest supplier of Omega-3 EPA/DHA ingredients to the dietary supplement and food manufacturing markets. ONC began working with POS Bio-Sciences (POS) in 2006 to enhance the quality characteristics of ONC’s marine oil products. Recent projects have focused on enhancing stability and sensory traits by increasing the oxidative stability ...


    By POS Bio-Sciences

  • Mangrove coasts: a muddy story (Part 3)

    In my first blog, I introduced the term “ecosystem services”, which has become a popular way to refer to the value of ecosystems. This is an important concept as it provides a counter-argument to the often narrow-minded and short-eyed approach of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Paralytic shellfish toxins inhibit copper uptake in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

    Paralytic shellfish toxins are secondary metabolites produced by several species of dinoflagellates and cyanobacteria. Known targets of these toxins, which typically occur at detrimental concentrations during harmful algal blooms, include voltage‐gated ion channels in humans and mammals. However, the effects of the toxins on the co‐occurring phytoplankton community remain unknown. The present ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • AZUD solutions to fish farms

    All the elements in the exploitation guarantee that larvae, the juvenile and adult breeding of bivalves keep the quality conditions inside the correct values, which allow a high reproduction and growing rates. ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • Protecting ireland’s aquaculture

    Background Mulroy Bay in North West Ireland is a pristine marine environment with a number of rare and sensitive habitats. As a result Mulroy Bay is designated as a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC). The sheltered nature of the bay has seen it develop into a major centre for aquaculture producing shellfish and salmon with an annual value of ...

  • Shellfish culture in Chile

    The present situation and future projections regarding shellfish culture in Chile are analysed. Production has increased exponentially, mainly of the 'Chilean mussel' Mytilus chilensis (Hupe) and the 'northern scallop' Argopecten purpuratus (Lamarck). At present, seven species are cultured, two of which were introduced. The total invertebrate production corresponding to cultures has increased ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Seaweed future cultivation in Chile: perspectives and challenges

    Production of seaweeds in Chile has fluctuated between 120,000 and 316,000 wet metric tons per year during the last ten years. The most important Phaeophyta are exploited for alginate production and as abalone feed. Among the Rhodophyta, Chilean production comes mainly from wild stocks, as at present cultivation on a commercial scale is restricted to Gracilaria. Large scale production of this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of Selected Herbicides And Related Metabolites in a Coastal Lagoon Under The Influence of Water Runoff: Water Column

    Anthropogenic release of chemical contaminants, in particular pesticides coming from agricultural areas, significantly impacts European aquatic ecosystems. Pesticides and herbicides used in common agricultural practices, are applied only during specific periods of the year, leading to significant seasonal peak concentrations in fresh and coastal waters, particularly in spring after heavy rainfall ...


  • Catastrophic Decline in Mollusc Diversity in Eastern Tasmania and Its Concurrence with Shellfish Fisheries

    Abstract: We used historical patterns of deposition of mollusc shells to infer changes to inshore benthic assemblages in the southeastern Tasmanian region over the past 120 years. We identified and counted shells in slices embedded within 1m long 210Pb-dated sediment cores were collected at 13 sites in water depths of 8–16 m. Declines in mollusc species ...


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