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Scallop Farming, 2nd Edition

David Hardy

ISBN: 978-0-470-99580-8 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 328 Pages


The scallop farming industry continues to expand, providing an important global source of food and revenue. In recent decades over-fishing has caused a decline in wild stocks and as consumer demand increases, the opportunities for new and existing scallop farming ventures are greater than ever before.

In this important new edition, experienced scallop farmer David Hardy offers the reader:

  • Practically oriented advice

  • New technical, environmental and legislative information

  • Key information for running a successful farming operation

Scallop Farming, 2nd Edition is an essential tool for all those working in the scallop farming industry and will be an important source of reference for equipment manufacturers and suppliers, traders and policy makers, environmental and marine scientists and universities and research establishments where these areas are studied and taught.

Section 1 General information.

Chapter 1 A bit of background information about the species.

Chapter 2 The farm environment and its microscopic inhabitants.

Chapter 3 Scallop biology and ecology.

Section 2 Hands on.

Chapter 4 Choosing a site.

Chapter 5 Collecting spat.

Chapter 6 Getting underway.

Chapter 7 Methods of cultivation.

Chapter 8 Moorings.

Chapter 9 Design and manufacture of equipment.

Chapter 10 Diving work.

Section 3 Getting down to business.

Chapter 11 To collect or not to collect.

Chapter 12 Farming logistics.

Chapter 13 The business of farming.

Chapter 14 More strings to our bow.

Chapter 15 Marketing, handling and processing

"Scallop Farming (2nd ed.) serves as an 'all-purpose' guide to not only scallop farming, but also shellfish farming in general. It provides vital intorductory information for industry newcomers, it will no doubt expose experienced farmers to some new ideas. This book could be a good catalyst for renewing interest in scallop farming."
Matt Liutkus and Joanne Power, St Andrews Biological Station, University of New Brunswick.

“…an important reference tool…provides vital information for industry newcomers…[and] it will expose experienced farmers to new ideas…could be a good catalyst for renewing interest…”
Aquatic Association of Canada Newsletter

  • Fully revised and updated edition
  • An essential and practically-oriented tool for scallop farmers
  • Information provided could lead to commercial gains by using best practices described
  • Author has many years' experience working in the industry