Marine and Aquaculture
Paul Olin, Academic Coordinator
Exploring options to increase production and diversification
The evaluation of production benefits from selected oyster seed was completed. This work was done to find seed stock that is resistant to summer mortality and resulting production losses. Results indicate an increase in production by as much as 8%. The evaluation in Tomales Bay compliments similar trials in Morro Bay and northern San Diego County.
A new initiative was started to explore the potential to produce purple-hinge rock scallops. If successful, this will diversify aquaculture operations and give shellfish growers access to additional market opportunities.