Ecological Consequences of Oysters CultureAhmed OO1 and Solomon OO2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Solomon OO
MSc International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology, University of Bremen, Germany
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Received date: April 12, 2016; Accepted date: August 10, 2016; Published date: August 15, 2016
Citation: Ahmed OO, Solomon OO (2016) Ecological Consequences of Oysters Culture. J Fisheries Livest Prod 4:198. doi: 10.4172/2332-2608.1000198
Copyright: © 2016 Ahmed OO, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The oyster cultivation is a profitable and operationally diverse industry that has prevailed in many countries of the world. Different culture techniques have been employed from farm to farm, with growers using either, the rack and rail method, longlines, or a combination of two or more methods to grow oysters. They are grown in either intertidal or subtidal marine zones, with post-harvest activities taking place predominantly at land-based facilities. There are a number of environmental issues that are relevant to the cultivation of oysters in the coastal waters. These are typically associated with the operation of the farm or the land-based service facility. If the farm is designed or managed inappropriately, there is potential for ecological harm. Therefore, this paper reviewed some of the ecological damage associated with oyster cultivation and proffers solutions to the problems.