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Blue Revolution (Aquaculture)

Invertebrate Culture

Many species of molluscs, crustaceans, and other invertebrates are grown in aquaculture, particularly in Asia, but increasingly in other regions as well.

The most important crops are molluscs, especially species of oysters (Crassostrea spp.) and mussels (Mytilis spp.). Most crustacean production occurs in Asia, where species of oriental shrimps are cultivated (Penaeus spp. and Metapenaeus spp.), along with giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii). In Europe and North America, attention has focussed on American and European lobsters (Homarus americanus and H. gammarus), and on various species of crayfishes.


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