Modelisation of oyster shell growth at 3 stations in the Patuxent river (Chesapeake Bay)

Type Contract report
Date 1991
Language English
Ref. Contract F 166-89-008
Author(s) Prou JeanORCID1, Goulletquer PhilippeORCID2, Bacher CedricORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, LABEIM - UREA, B. P. 133, F- 17390 La Tremblade, France
2 : UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, Center of Environmental and Estuarine Studies Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, Maryland 20688-0038 (USA)
Note This study was funded by the Maryland Departement of Natural Resources under contract F 166-89-008 and by the Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer
Keyword(s) Modelisation, Oysters, Crassostrea virginica, Growth, Chesapeake Bay
Abstract In oyster production area the determination of the stock, estimation of mortality and growth rates are determinant for knowledge of the fishery. Growth models can be used to predict the time to reach marketable size (76 mm in Chesapeake Bay). They are also important in term of management, when they can predict the future value of the stock (Askew, 1978). Oyster growth models can be built by analysing growth of natural oysters but absolute age is orten unknown. Many authors report growth data in Chesapeake Bay for suspended oyster culture. Unfortunalely, modelisation of the growth was not developed. In that study oyster, shell growth models have been established at three stations in the Patuxent river. Seasonal eITects on growth were integrated in the model
Full Text
File Pages Size Access
29512.pdf 22 3 MB Open access
Top of the page

How to cite 

Prou Jean, Goulletquer Philippe, Bacher Cedric (1991). Modelisation of oyster shell growth at 3 stations in the Patuxent river (Chesapeake Bay). Contract F 166-89-008.