Authors

L. M. Joll

Publication Date

8-1987

Series Number

No. 11

Publisher

Fisheries Department Perth Western Australia.

City

Perth

Abstract

Studies of the biology of the saucer scallop Amusium balloti in Shark Bay show that it is a highly fecund, broadcast spawner, with a long breeding season (from April to December). It is also a fast growing species, with the bulk of the recruits from a breeding season reasing fishable size by April/May of the next year, at which time they also enter their first breeding season. In recent years, however, the earlier part of the breeding season appears to have been the most important for production of recruits.

Number of Pages

132

Keywords

Fishery management, Scallop fisheries, Amusium balloti, Historical account, Shark Bay - Western Australia.

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