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close this section of the library Pacific pearl oyster | Fiji | Viti Levu. Pearl oysters | Spawning | Fiji | Viti Levu. Pincta | Fiji | Viti Levu. Pearl oyster culture | Fiji | Viti Levu.


View the PDF document Abundance, best immersion time and influence of depth on Pinctada Margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) and Pteria Penguin (Roding, 1798) spat in North-Eastern Viti Levu, Fiji
Author: Sankar, Kristina Stephanie
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.Sc.
Subject: Pacific pearl oyster | Fiji | Viti Levu. Pearl oysters | Spawning | Fiji | Viti Levu. Pincta | Fiji | Viti Levu. Pearl oyster culture | Fiji | Viti Levu.
Date: 2018
Call No.: Pac QL 430 .7 .P77 S26 2018
BRN: 1385465
Copyright:Permission to copy work granted.

Abstract: Generally, the pearl oyster industry relies on spat from the wild, although in recent times also sources these from hatcheries. The Fijian pearling industry relies mostly on spat collection from the wild. Thus, spat collection has a significant influence on the success of the Fijian pearl oyster industry. This study seeks to establish the influence of depth and immersion time of spat collectors on the recruitment of juveniles in two adjacent sites, Namarai Bay and Naocobau Bay, along the north-eastern coast of Viti Levu in Fiji.
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