Volume 55

Growth and Survival of American Oyster Crassostrea Yirginica on Laguna de las Pilas, Laguna de Términos, Campeche, México: Preliminary Evaluation

Amador del Angel, L.E.; Cabrera Rodríguez, P.; Guevara Carrió, E.; Casanova Broca, M.; Sánchez Laynes, M.
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Date: 2004

Pages: 1008

Event: Proceedings of the Fifty Fifth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Xel Ha

Country: Mexico


American oysters Crassostrea virginica of 2.64±0.57 cm average height were cultured by 70 days in contiguous waters to the Pilas lagoon, in Terminos Lagoon, Campeche. Biweeldy, growth and survival were measured and the incorporation of seeds in the box of culture (fixation) was registered. A average growth of 0.84 cm/month was presented, reaching 4.62±0.63 cm of average height after 70 days of cultivation, where 78.75% of oysters fluctuated between 3.8 and 4.8 cm and 17.5% between 5.5 and 5.8 cm of average height. Survival was of 800.4. An incorporation of oysters in the culture boxes was registered (fixation), starting from final of October until the end of the experiment, with values between 35 and 55 seeds. Highest fixations were in end of October and earlier November. Temperature stayed between 27 and 30°C, while the salinity presents a variation between 18.15 and 29,06 ppt, with maximum values in September and minimum at the end of November. Growth and survival results demonstrate that oyster culture in thi Lagoon is feasible biologically.

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