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Main Title Dockside Shellfish Aquaculture Project.
Author J. Kennedy ; S. Sinitski
CORP Author Aquaculture Education and Research Center (AERC), Hampton, NH.; New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services, Concord.
Year Published 2004
Stock Number PB2011-108021
Additional Subjects Shellfish ; Docksides ; Deployment ; Maintenance ; Harvesting ; Larvae ; Aquaculture ; Spat collectors ; Predator free habitats
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NTIS  PB2011-108021 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Abstract
The intent of this project was to train private dock owners and marina personnel how to deploy and maintain spat collectors under their docks in an effort to capture commercially important shellfish larvae, scallops and oysters in particular, with a minimum amount of effort and cost. The larvae of most shellfish are free swimming, and can be carried by the tides, currents and wind a great distance. Most of the larvae never survive due to predation and lack of suitable habitat. If it were possible to capture even a small percentage of the larvae within a suitable predator free habitat, the resulting grown out shellfish could be used to enhance the existing beds of wild population shellfish. There are such programs currently being managed, including the Wild Scallop Enhancement Program in Maine and the Oyster Gardening Project on Chesapeake Bay.