Tag Archive: mussel

Oct 03 2014

Pole method in the culture of mussels

Photo credit: Ahmed Shaheen (Egypt) Technical review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) This photo was taken in Vietnam. There are several mussel species in Vietnam especially green mussels (Perna viridis). As in many places in the world, the farming methods for oysters and mussels are well established. Being an off-bottom method in …

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Aug 22 2014

Raft culture of mussels in China

Photo credit: Magd Al-Bawaab (Egypt) Technical review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Historic information: During 1950s, mussel was considered undesirable fouling organisms in China. Several years later and based on research outcomes, the culture of mussel was initiated and gradually expanded and encouraged on a commercial scale and this was in the …

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Dec 01 2013

Piloting of raft system in the culture of green mussel in Pakistan

Credit: Mukhtiar Ahmed (Pakistan) The outcomes of the pilot project on the raft culture of the green mussel (Perna viridi) indicated the possibility of the culture of green mussels using rafts. During the piloting, a satisfactory growth rate has been attained reach a length of about 11-12 cm with weight of about 40-45 g after a …

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Sep 29 2013

Culture of green mussel, Perna viridis in Thailand

Credit: Worawut Koedprang (Thailand) The green mussel, Perna viridis is the most important species cultured along the coast of Thailand. It contributes around 62% (about 193,000 tons) of shell fish production and around 21% of total brackish water aquaculture production. At present, all seed used in green mussel aquaculture is naturally obtained. Green mussels are cultivated by extending …

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Sep 25 2013

Farming of blue mussel, Mytilus edulis in Kiel Fjord, Germany

Credit: Yvonne Roessner (Germany) The attached photos are from Germany on the farming of Mytilus edulis (blue mussel) in the Kiel Fjord (Western Baltic Sea, brackish water with approximately 15 PSU salinity). Mussels are grown on longlines (100m long, 7.5m distant from each other, 10 m water depth). On the longlines mussel substrates (collector material during …

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Jul 22 2013

Farming practices of oyster and mussel in the Philippines

Credit: Hannibal M. Chavez (Philippines) Farming of oyster and mussel takes place in coastal areas. The methods commonly used are bottom, stake and hanging either from a rack or raft rack. The stake method is the most  commonly used. In terms of productivity, the hanging method is the most productive, followed by the stake, then the …

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May 23 2013

Farming and trade of Chilean mussel, Mytilus chilensis in Chile

Photo credit: Gabriel Rubio Orellana (Chile)          Description and information: Abdel Rahman El Gamal Aquaculture development of Chilean mussel: The production of Chilean mussel, Mytilus chilensis from aquaculture has witnessed a significant increase over the past decade. According to FAO statistics, the quantity of Chilean mussel produced through aquaculture has risen from …

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Oct 20 2012

Harvesting of Green mussel, Perna viridis in Thailand

Credit: Worawut Koedprang (Thailand) The photo shows a Green mussel (Perna viridis) harvesting boat. The green mussel is the most important species cultured along the coast of Thailand. There are cultivated by extending the wing of the traditional bamboo stake trap, or staking bamboo poles, or coconut palm fronds into the muddy bottom at a depth …

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