Category Archives: shellfish

Abalone Mabe Pearls

Alfred J. Römer has published a report about the pearl cultivation in New Zealand – specifically on the pearls and abalone (Paua – Haliotis iris) cultured by Rainbow Abalone Ltd©, New Plymouth, New Zealand. From the report: This sea snail, … Continue reading

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Breeding Ezzo Abalone (Haliotis discus hannai)

There are about 100 abalone species in the world. The FAO have prepared a training course on the artificial breeding of the Ezzo Abalone (Haliotis discus hannai). From the introduction: Abalones have been long considered as a valuable fishery product. … Continue reading

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sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus intermedius

Research on estimates of genetic parameters for growth traits of the sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus intermedius is available for free download. There is no published information about heritabilities or genetic correlations for any trait in the sea urchin. This study investigates … Continue reading

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Oyster culture in Korea – a joint study with USA

A joint study on bay ecosystem modelling with oysters has been undertaken in Korea by Korean and USA universities. Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) or Cham-Gull as they’re locally known, have been the focus of this study. The study was undertaken … Continue reading

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Farming Trochus

Trochus, Trochus niloticus, have long been exploited for both subsistence and export in the South Pacific. On the coral reefs where they are found, most can be collected by hand or free diving. The shells are used to make jewellery … Continue reading

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