IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Land-based, closed-cycle echiniculture of Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck) (Echinoldea: Echinodermata): a long-term experiment at a pilot scale
Grosjean, P.; Spirlet, C.; Gosselin, P.; Vaitilingon, D.; Jangoux, M. (1998). Land-based, closed-cycle echiniculture of Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck) (Echinoldea: Echinodermata): a long-term experiment at a pilot scale. J. Shellfish Res. 17(5): 1523-1531
In: Journal of Shellfish Research. National Shellfisheries Association: Duxbury. ISSN 0730-8000, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Authors 

Keywords
    Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816) [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    sea urchin; Paracentrotus lividus; aquaculture; larval culture;metamorphosis; growth; roe enhancement

Authors  Top 
  • Vaitilingon, D.
  • Jangoux, M., more

Abstract
    Today, most sea urchins fisheries worldwide must deal with overexploitation. Better management of exploited field populations and/or aquaculture is increasingly considered necessary to sustain sea urchin production in the future. In this context, we evaluate the potential of land-based, closed-cycle echiniculture. A long-term experiment with the edible sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus has been done on a pilot scale. The process allows total independence from natural resources, because the entire biological cycle of the echinoids is under control (closed-cycle echiniculture), and all activities are performed on land. Furthermore, a method has been set up to control the reproductive cycle with the aim to produce marketable individuals all year long. Performances obtained on each stage of the rearing process are quantified and analyzed. Overall, the results of this experiment are promising; however, some problems remain to be solved before we can claim profitability. The most important finding is that land-based, closed-cycle echiniculture is a potential viable supplement to fisheries to sustain worldwide sea urchin roe production.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors