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Development of large scale hatchery production techniques for Amusium balloti (Bernardi, 1862) in Western Australia

Citation

Cropp, DA, Development of large scale hatchery production techniques for Amusium balloti (Bernardi, 1862) in Western Australia, Aquaculture: An International Journal Devoted to Fundamental Aquatic Food Resources, 115, (3 & 4) pp. 285-296. ISSN 0044-8486 (1993) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0044-8486(93)90143-M

Abstract

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 C.az&ralis 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 and Veterinary 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)
Author:Cropp, DA (Mr Derek Cropp)
ID Code:85240
Year Published:1993
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-06-20
Last Modified:2013-06-20
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