In this important new edition, experienced scallop farmer David Hardy offers the reader:
Practically oriented advice
New technical, environmental and legislative information
Key information for running a successful farming operation
Scallop Farming, 2e 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.
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