Establishing a reliable supply of mollusc spat

Piloting a commercial mussel hatchery

Establishing a reliable source of mussel spat, higher yields, increased export opportunities, and new job opportunities for some of Scotland’s most remote mainland and island communities

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Developing genetic tools for mussel hatchery broodstock

Producing sufficient supply of mussel broodstock to support a commercial hatchery, enabling a reliable source of quality mussels for market

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Researching the technologies and processes required for a commercial mussel hatchery

Increasing productivity, achieving higher yields and growing market share for the Scottish mussel sector

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