Biofouling development and its effect on growth and reproduction of the farmed pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera

@article{Lacoste2014BiofoulingDA,
  title={Biofouling development and its effect on growth and reproduction of the farmed pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera},
  author={{\'E}lise Lacoste and Gilles Le Moullac and Peva Levy and Yann Gu{\'e}guen and Nabila Gaertner-Mazouni},
  journal={Aquaculture},
  year={2014},
  volume={434},
  pages={18-26}
}
In bivalve aquaculture, dominant fouling organisms are filter feeders which can compete for food with reared bivalves, sometimes causing mortality or reducing their growth rate. This study investigated the effect of biofouling on the farmed pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera in two lagoons of French Polynesia. Survival, growth and reproduction of 2 year-old pearl oysters were monitored with regular sampling schedules, from the initial stage of colonization up to 20 months of biofouling… Expand
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