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The plate collector, a new option for Pinctada margaritifera spat collection in French Polynesia

Abstract : The aquaculture industry can constitute an important source of waste in the environment. In atoll lagoons of French Polynesia, among the materials used by pearl farmers, shade-mesh collectors can release toxic substances and are responsible of microplastics production. With the aim of providing a less polluting alternative, we performed in situ tests comparing reusable plate collectors and shade-mesh collectors during 16 months. Plate collectors were significantly more efficient for spat collection, especially after the first 6 months of immersion (P < 0.0001). These results confirmed that this device can be a suitable and more sustainable alternative for the pearl industry.
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M. Crusot, C. Lo, Nabila Gaertner-Mazouni. The plate collector, a new option for Pinctada margaritifera spat collection in French Polynesia. Aquaculture Reports, Elsevier, 2022, 26, pp.101305. ⟨10.1016/j.aqrep.2022.101305⟩. ⟨hal-03753921⟩

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