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Ranching/stock enhancement trials with Great Scallop (Pecten Maximus) - FC0204


Summary Objectives:-

Assess the feasibility of seabed cultivation of King Scallop
by investigating promising techniques and determining the
expected yield from commercial ranching and stock

Key customer purpose:-

Establish the feasibility of King Scallop ranching and stock

enhancement in order to encourage the development of King
scallop cultivation.
To determine the growth rate, survival and production cost
of King scallops grown on by seabed cultivation from various
starting sizes at various stocking densities.

To evaluate such a system as a potential commercial method
for either

i) Ranching by individuals, companies or co-operatives or

ii) Stock enhancement for the benefit of the fishing
community as a whole.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : SR477 Effect of exposure period upon survival and growth of juvenile scallop   (1263k)
• FRP - Final Report : SR478 Preliminary observation of settlement and growth in scallop and queen spat using four different types of collector bags   (1487k)
• FRP - Final Report : SR479 swimming and recessing behaviour of scallops seeded onto a range of substrates   (1428k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1995

Cost: £355,674
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Seafish Industry Authority
Fish Farming              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture