OCEANUS SEMINAR SERIES | Walid Medhioub | 13 Apr | 11h30


Title: HABs Monitoring for sustainable development of shellfish culture in Tunisia (Western Mediterranean coasts).


Name: Walid Medhioub


In Tunisia shellfish production consist mainly of clams Ruditapes decussatus in the Gulf of Gabès (south coast), mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis and oysters Crassostrea gigas in bizerte lagoons (north cost). Most of the production of Tunisian shellfish is exported to the European Union and this activity generates a significant number of jobs. For these reasons, shellfish culture is considered by the public authorities as important activity to be supported. However, shellfish culture developed close to the coast is directly conditioned by the environmental factors and the quality of the marine environment such as the proliferation of HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms). 

INSTM reserach activites developped under Aquaculture and Marine Environment laboratories investigates the i) restocking initiatives of spat clams produced from experimental shellfish hatchery in collapses stock sites with a focus of the impact of HABs on clams health ii) potential exploitation of mussels at new site by using zootechnical and environmental approaches iii) monitoring of potentially toxic microalgae species and lipophilic toxins by using SPATTs method in main shellfish production sites.


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