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Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Scallop Recruitment and their Implications for Management - MF1104

Summary Objective:

Determine the key biological and hydrographical processes governing the recruitment of scallops in the English Channel, and the potential consequences of climate change upon these processes. Develop a forecasting model for scallop populations which incorporates spatial components based on new insights into scallop recruitment gained during the research.

Key Customer Purpose:

Enhance the ability of Cefas to deliver specific advice to Defra regarding the management of scallop stocks, in particular with reference to spatial management plans, through a greater understanding of the spatial and temporal patterns of recruitment.
Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : MF1104 evid4 FINAL   (2791k)
• ANX - Annex : MF1104 appendix   (71k)
• Two Page Summary : MF1104: Two page summary How is the recruitment of scallops affected by the environment and climate change?   (316k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2012

Cost: £742,064
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Risk assessment and management              
Shellfish Stocks              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries