Dipping in Freshwater
Generally used for killing fouling on shellfish stock but can also be used on infra-structure. This technique can kill fouling species not resistant to low salinities.
Mussels are not unduly affected by a 2 day soak in freshwater, which kills off fouling species.
Key Factors Positive
- Stock and equipment can be soaked in freshwater at relatively low cost.
Key Factors Negative
- Water must be changed to maintain salinity at 1 psu.
- None of the CRAB partners use this strategy at present so no cost benefit analysis was possible.
- Further benefits are apparent when seed stock is transported between
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