The Western Regional Aquaculture Center (WRAC) Offers New Technical Report: Advances in Purple-Hinge Rock Scallop Culture on the US West Coast
The intent of this WRAC research project was to advance marine aquaculture along the west coast of the United States by developing production techniques for the purple-hinge rock scallop. To help move rock scallop culture closer to commercialization, the study addressed two key bottlenecks: lack of commercial quantities of seed and the need to develop cost effective growout techniques. Specifically, the study focused on spawning induction, production of sterile (triploid, tetraploid) seed, and manipulation of the cementing behavior during the growout production phase.
View the technical report here.