Site:Semi-exposed bay, with cages to house stock.
Stock species:Trout

Monthly spatfalls

Key to spatfall groups


Algae or diatoms recruited all year. Ascidians recruited from April to September and in December and February. Hydroids recruited all year other than June and March; Tubularia sp. recruited in September and December. Blue mussels recruited from May to July and in October. Serpulids recruited from May to September.

Community development

Dominant Species

  • blue mussels Mytilus spp.

Changes in Wet Weight

The weight of fouling increased steadily with two decreases in March and August 2006.