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Nutritional and environmental factors affecting recruitment of bivalves - FC0206

R&D Summary Objectives:- Assess how different diets of microlgae and associated environmental factors affect the growth, reproductive development and survival of bivalve molluscs. Key customer purpose:- Provide a better understanding of how coastal environmental conditions and climate change may affect the growth rate and recruitment of wild and cultivated bivalve stocks.
1.To manipulate the biochemical reserves and/or physiological state of bivalve mollusc larvae, juveniles and broodstock by the diet in order to evaluate the performance of the animals in response to various environmental factors, including potentially stressful changes in coastal environments. 2.To evaluate the growth, energetic and biochemical response of cultured bivalve molluscs as they are affected by factors associated with both natural and artificial diets.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1992

To: 1995

Cost: £169,903
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Shellfish Stocks              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture