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Management of bivalve mollusc cultivation - FC0205

Non R&D

Summary Objectives:-
Advise on the granting of Several Orders and provide quarantine facilities for molluscs in order to control the spread of disease. Advise on the environmental impact of bivalve cultivation.

Key customer purpose:-
Regulate the shellfish industry thus reducing the threat of disease and the environmental impact of mollusc cultivation.
1.To control the spread of pests and diseases which might result from the import or movement of molluscan bivalves. 2.To advise on mollusc cultivation management, in particular the issue and renewal of Several Orders. 3.To provide advice on the environmentally sensitive management of bivalve cultivation, particularly in relation to other legitimate uses of the inter-tidal zone. 4.To advise on the aquaculture potential of shellfish and suitability of novel algae species for hatchery rearing of larvae and spat.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1993

To: 1997

Cost: £429,795
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fish Disease              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture