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TROPHIC CAPACITY OF THE COASTAL AREAS FOR THE CULTURE OF OYSTERS, MUSSELS AND COCKLES

Objective



The main objective of this concerted action is to continue and validate the research carried out for the development of trophic capacity models of different bays used for mollusc culture. These models should allow, based on the hydrodynamic and sedimentary characteristics as well as on the nutrient inputs of the ecosystem, to determine in relation to the ecophysiological responses of the oysters, mussels and cockles the growth which could be reached by the shellfish culture industry and the relationship growth/cultured stock within the different geographic sectors of the ecosystem.

The ambitious objective of this concerted action is to develop a "universal" model based on the present knowledge of ecosystem models and of the physiological functions of the cultured shellfish. In 1996, a common approach using a common logical for every European Community location will be proposed. It is possible that during this comparison exercise of methods of approach and software, several models will be proposed depending on the nature and quality of the variables available as well as on the questions and conditions formulated by coastal managers (professional organisations, regions, etc.).

Coordinator

Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)
Address
Place Du Séminaire L'houmeau
17137 Nieul-sur-mer
France

Participants (7)

Centre National du Machinisme Agricole, du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (CEMAGREF)
France
Address
Parc De Tourvoie
92163 Antony
NERC Centre of Coastal and Marine Sciences
United Kingdom
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
RIJKWATERSTAAT
Netherlands
Address

Middelburg
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO
Spain
Address

Bilbao
UNIVERSITADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address

Monte Da Caparica
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GALWAY
Ireland
Address

90 Galway
UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address

Athens