Population structure and grazing capacity of cultivated mussels in Prince Edward Island, Canada: Fs97-6/3228E-PDF

"In this study, we conducted a comprehensive survey of cultured mussel stocks in PEI. The intent was to generate a quantitative overview of mussel lease utilization, especially in regards to seasonal trends in population structure, densities, and degree of fouling by invasive tunicates. Mussel size frequency distributions and allometries were of particular interest since these variables are required for computing rates of filtration and biodeposition at the lease scale. As a first step towards this goal, we focussed on calculating monthly estimates of filtration (clearance) rate per unit lease area, with the intent of determining if grazing pressure was constant throughout the production cycle. It is anticipated that the information presented in this paper will serve future carrying capacity models"--Introd., p. [1].

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title Population structure and grazing capacity of cultivated mussels in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Series Title Canadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued by: Gulf Fisheries Centre.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages viii, 23 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-20505-2
Catalogue Number
  • Fs97-6/3228E-PDF
Subject Terms Aquaculture, Molluscs, Animal populations