237 pages, 120 illus, tabs
The scallop farming industry continues to expand, providing an important global source of food and revenue. In recent decades over-fishing has caused a decline in wild stocks and as consumer demand increases, the opportunities for new and existing scallop farming ventures are greater than ever before.
This book is an essential tool for all those working in the scallop farming industry and will be an important source of reference for equipment manufacturers and suppliers, traders and policy makers, environmental and marine scientists and universities and research establishments where these areas are studied and taught.
Scallop Farming (2nd ed.) serves as an 'all-purpose' guide to not only scallop farming, but also shellfish farming in general. It provides vital intorductory information for industry newcomers, it will no doubt expose experienced farmers to some new ideas. This book could be a good catalyst for renewing interest in scallop farming.Matt Liutkus and Joanne Power, St Andrews Biological Station, University of New Brunswick.
Section 1 General information Chapter 1 A bit of background information about the species Chapter 2 The farm environment and its microscopic inhabitants Chapter 3 Scallop biology and ecology Section 2 Hands on Chapter 4 Choosing a site Chapter 5 Collecting spat Chapter 6 Getting underway Chapter 7 Methods of cultivation Chapter 8 Moorings Chapter 9 Design and manufacture of equipment Chapter 10 Diving work Section 3 Getting down to business Chapter 11 To collect or not to collect Chapter 12 Farming logistics Chapter 13 The business of farming Chapter 14 More strings to our bow Chapter 15 Marketing, handling and processing
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David Hardy, Kyle Shellfish and Diving Services, UK