The Bay Scallop, Argopecten irradians, in Florida Coastal Waters

Arnold, William S. (2009) The Bay Scallop, Argopecten irradians, in Florida Coastal Waters. Marine Fisheries Review, 71(3), pp. 1-7.

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The bay scallop, Argopecten irradians, supported a small commercial fishery in Florida from the late 1920’s through the 1940’s; peak landings were in 1946 (214,366 lbs of meats), but it currently supports one of the most popular and family-oriented fisheries along the west coast of Florida. The primary habitat of the short-lived (18 months) bay scallop is seagrass beds. Peak spawning occurs in the fall. Human population growth and coastal development that caused habitat changes and reduced water quality probably are the main causes of a large decline in the scallop’s abundance. Bay scallop restoration efforts in bays where they have become scarce have centered on releasing pediveligers and juveniles into grass beds and holding scallops in cages where they would

Item Type: Article
Title: The Bay Scallop, Argopecten irradians, in Florida Coastal Waters
Personal Creator/Author:
Arnold, William S.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 71
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 1-7
Date: 2009
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 9681
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 16:37
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2013 12:11

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