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Title: Improving pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas, Thunberg, 1793) production in Mediterranean coastal lagoons: Validation of the growth model "ShellSIM" on traditional and novel farming methods
Author(s): Graham, Philip
Brundu, Gianni
Scolamacchia, Maria
Giglioli, Angelica
Addis, Piero
Artioli, Yuri
Telfer, Trevor
Carboni, Stefano
Contact Email: stefano.carboni@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Pacific oysters farming
Shellfish growth model
Farming technologies
Issue Date: Feb-2020
Citation: Graham P, Brundu G, Scolamacchia M, Giglioli A, Addis P, Artioli Y, Telfer T & Carboni S (2020) Improving pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas, Thunberg, 1793) production in Mediterranean coastal lagoons: Validation of the growth model "ShellSIM" on traditional and novel farming methods. Aquaculture, 516, Art. No.: 734612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734612
Abstract: Bivalve farming is a major European aquaculture activity, representing 48.5% of total biomass produced. Italy is one of the largest consumers of oysters but local production does not meet the market demand. Italy has approximately 384,000 ha of shallow lagoons in its coastal area, already devoted to extensive aquaculture activities, which could also represent potential locations for Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas, Thunberg, 1793) farming. The aim of this study is to enhance Pacific oyster farming in shallow coastal lagoons by testing novel farming technologies and validating an existing bioenergetic growth model (ShellSIM). Commercial performance of Pacific oysters and associated environmental parameters were monitored in two Sardinian coastal lagoons (San Teodoro and Santa Gilla, Italy). Oyster growth and survival were compared during a production cycle for two rearing systems: traditional systems (floating bags or lanterns) and Ortac units. The latter has not been previously tested in coastal lagoons. Measured performances were compared with ShellSIM predictions to evaluate the model's ability to predict growth and the potential production in other coastal lagoons. Results showed that at the end of a six months cycle the oysters mean weight and Condition Index were significantly higher (p value 
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734612
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Graham P, Brundu G, Scolamacchia M, Giglioli A, Addis P, Artioli Y, Telfer T & Carboni S (2020) Improving pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas, Thunberg, 1793) production in Mediterranean coastal lagoons: Validation of the growth model "ShellSIM" on traditional and novel farming methods. Aquaculture, 516, Art. No.: 734612. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734612 © 2019, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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