Mussel Stock Management


A SAIC-funded Mussel Stock Management project was delivered by the NAFC Marine Centre UHI and XELECT Ltd in liaison with the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group.

This project aims to develop SNP-based stock management tools for blue mussels suitable for broodstock selection and the establishment of a family selection program. It will test first cross hatchery protocols and validate parentage assignment using Shetland farmed mussels of known pedigree. 

It will also help support the Stepping Stone Shellfish Hatchery project also being delivered at the NAFC Marine Centre UHI in association with the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group.

Key contact:  Lesley McEvoy