Determination of Optimal Over-wintering Techniques for Juveniles Soft-shell Clams in the Passamaquoddy Region and Disease Surveillance Guidelines Developed in Phase I (Lepreau Harbour Lease) as well as Assessment of Survival Rates Following Seeding
The purpose of this study is to determine the optimal over-wintering techniques for juveniles soft-shell clams in the Passamaquoddy Region while maintaining disease surveillance and assessing the survival rates following seeding.
The objectives of this project are as follows:
- To establish and maintain a reliable hatchery source and transport of juvenile clams for clam industry in Southwest New Brunswick
- To determine optimum over-wintering techniques in the Passamaquoddy Bay region which yield the highest survival rates
- Transplant over-wintered hatchery spat to the Lepreau Harbour lease site (MS 1113).
- Monitor post seeding survivorship through seasonal sampling
- Pending the success of this technique, develop this technology on a larger scale that can support the industrial demand.
2006 - 2009
Atlantic: Gulf of Maine, Scotian Shelf
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