Ocean-nursery technology and production data for the giant clam Tridacna gigas

Barker, J.R., Crawford, C.M., Shelley, C.C., Braley, R.D., Lucas, J.S., Nash, W.J., and Lindsay, S. (1988) Ocean-nursery technology and production data for the giant clam Tridacna gigas. In: Copland, J.W., and Lucas, J.S., (eds.) Giant clams in Asia and the Pacific. ACIAR Monograph Series (9). Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Canberra, ACT, Australia, pp. 225-228.

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Five devices for the protection of cultured juvenile giant clams (Tridacna gigas) in the ocean-nursery phase were investigated. These were known as trays, boxes, lines, covers and exclosures. The emphasis was a gradual reduction in the material cost and maintenance, and an increase in the size. The merits of each design were assessed. Clams at 0.83, 2.0, 2.6 and 3 years were dissected and the wet tissue mass, shell mass and total mass recorded. From these data the potential production from the ocean-nursery phase was calculated. A survival rate of 40% from the lines and covers for the period covering clams aged 6-8 months to 3 years was obtained. This was used for the calculation of potential production figures. A general figure of 29 t/ha of wet tissue was calculated.

Item ID: 33953
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-949511-70-6
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 05:27
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830103 Aquaculture Molluscs (excl. Oysters) @ 100%
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