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Hatchery culture potential of the scallop Chlamys australis in Western Australia


Cropp, DA, Hatchery culture potential of the scallop Chlamys australis in Western Australia, Aquaculture: An International Journal Devoted to Fundamental Aquatic Food Resources, 115, (1 & 2) pp. 31-40. ISSN 0044-8486 (1993) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0044-8486(93)90356-4


Adult scallops (Chlamys australis) were obtained from a scallop trawler operating in Shark Bay, Western Australia, and maintained in a 6000-l pool using raw seawater. Processed adult scallops, from the bay, averaged 20.6 g meat weight (16.9% of live weight), a figure comparable with yields from commercially fished scallops of other species. Adults were induced to spawn by the addition of sperm and a water temperature increase. 12.55 million eggs were produced from four females. 76.25% of the larvae developing from these fertilized eggs were reared to metamorphosis after 12 days. Approximately 2.4 million spat resulted at the completion of the metamorphosis/settlement stage. The meat content of adult and the success of hatchery spat production both indicate a potential for commercial culture of this scallop species.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters)
UTAS Author:Cropp, DA (Mr Derek Cropp)
ID Code:85235
Year Published:1993
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-06-20
Last Modified:2013-06-20

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