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Using Oyster Reef Soundscapes to Enhance Oyster Larval Settlement Under Commercial Hatchery Conditions

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Award date: 
Jun 7, 2016
Award amount: 
$91,207
Organization name: 
North Carolina State University Center for Marine Sciences & Technology
Principal Investigator: 
Eggleston, David B
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Biotechnology Innovation Grant
Region: 
Eastern

Supply of oysters in NC does not meet rapidly increasing demand. One impediment to oyster aquaculture is reliable settlement of oyster larvae in commercial hatcheries. This study will test emerging soundscape technology for enhancment of oyster larval settlement under hatchery conditions.

Fiscal year: 
2016