Aquaculture, Vol. 39, pp. 345-353, 1984 WHOI-R-84-004
An overview of marine mollusc culture in the Pacific Ocean reveals a rich variety of species in culture, physical environments where culture is effected, and technological, social, and economic backgrounds of participating individuals. Despite this variety, a few basic criteria have, until recently, dictated which molluscan species are prime candidates for aquaculture. This paper illustrates how innovative thinking has influenced the historical development of mollusc culture and how advancing culture technology has influenced, and potentially will influence, the future choice of prime aquaculture species.