Juvenile Geoduck Out-planting: Optimizing Methods for Maximizing Aquaculture Production and Minimizing Environmental Impacts
The proposed research has three main objectives that will be addressed with a combination of both laboratory- and field-based experiments:
- Assess the effect of mesh size of predator protection netting and seed size on juvenile geoduck growth and survivorship. This will be examined using already proven grow-out technology (i.e. canopies: plastic mesh tunnels where the juvenile geoducks are seeded in a single, straight line).
- Assess predation rate of various species and sizes of predators on juvenile geoduck of various sizes.
- Assess the potential effect of various grow-out methods (both established and emerging technologies) on juvenile geoduck growth/survivorship and their potential impacts on the benthic environment.
2004 - 2006
Pacific: Vancouver Island West Coast
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