This book presents the biology, culture techniques, research and development, and future of the fishery of some of the most important bivalve mollusks cultured throughout the world. The book emphasizes those species that are truly cultured during some part of their life cycle rather than those that are harvested from natural populations. Graphs and figures summarize fisheries information and provide quick access to important production figures.
Species covered include oysters, soft-shell and hard-shell clams, scallops, mussels, pearl oysters, razor clams, cockles and giant clams. Geographic areas featured include United States, Mexico, South and Central America, Europe, India, Japan, China, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and the coral atolls of the Pacific Ocean.
Estuarine and Marine Bivalve Mollusk Culture brings together the lifetime efforts of the late Dr. Winston Menzel to characterize and improve bivalve mollusk culture worldwide. Aquaculturalists, private oyster and bivalve culturalists, and fisheries scientists will find this book to be an invaluable guide to bivalve mollusk culture.
Table of Contents
1. The Soft-Shell Clam Mya arenaria - Linnaeus in North America 2. The Oyster Fishery of Eastern North America Based on Crassostrea virginica 3. Cultural Practices and Production of the American Oyster, with Emphasis on the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico 4. The European Oyster, Ostrea edulis L., in Maine, U.S.A., and Eastern Canada 5. Quahog Clams in the United States 6. Mussel Aquaculture in Marine and Estuarine Environments Throughout the World 7. Culture of Hinnites and Related Scallops on the American Pacific Coast 8. Culture of Crassostrea corteziensis in Mexico 9. Biology and Culture of the Caribbean or Mangrove Oyster, Crassostrea rhizophorae - Guilding, in the Caribbean and South America 10. Crassostrea rhizophorea - Guilding and C. brasiliana - Lamarck in South and Central America 11. Chilean Mussel Culture Mytilus edulis chilensis - Hupe, 1854 Choromytilus chorus - Molina, 1782 Aulacomya ater - Molina, 1782 12. Cultivation of the Chilean Oyster 13. Tiostrea chilensis - Philippi, 1845 14. Oyster Culture in European Countries 15. Mussels in India 16. Oysters in India 17. Patinopecten � Mizuhopecten- yessoensis � Jay- in Japan 18. Oyster Culture in Japan and Adjacent Countries: Crassostrea gigas � Thunberg 19. The Pearl Oyster, Pinctada Fucata � Gould - Family Pteriidaea- The Culture of Marine Bivalve Mollusks in China 20. Culture of Farrer's Scallop, Chlamys Farreri - Jones and Preston - in China 21. Mariculture of Giant Clams 22. The Green Mussel - Perna viridis - in the Philippines 23. The Slipper-Shaped Oyster - Crassostrea iredalei - in the Philippines 24. The Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas, in Australia 25. New Zealand Scallops, Pecten novaezelandiae Reeve. Perna canaliculus � Gmelin - in New Zealand 26. The Northern Rock Oyster, Saccostrea glomerata - Gould, 1850- , in New Zealand 27. The Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas - Thunberg, 1793 - , in New Zealand