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Abalone Hatchery Manual
Abalone are a very high value shellfish with prices of up 70€/kg commonplace. The Irish abalone industry has been slow to develop but in more recent years with the successful establishment of a number of commercial hatcheries around the south and west coasts, in addition to developments in land-based recirculation technologies.
Manual for intensive hatchery production of Abalone
This manual is a practical guide to commercial scale seed production of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) in NSW, Australia with specialized instruction on topics rearing and inducing spawning. The techniques described are geared to efficient and intensive production of abalone spat using small areas of land.  
Biology and Culture of the Hard Clam (Mercenaria mercenaria)
Manual for production of the Hard Clam. 
Softshell Clam Culture: Hatchery Phase, Broodstock Care through Seed Production
Joseph K. Buttner and Scott Weston, Northeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center and Salem State College Brian F. Beal, University of Maine at Machias and Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education NRAC Publication No. 202-2010 (PDF) More resources from Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center
Hatchery culture of bivalves: A practical manual
This manual is part of the publications programme of the Fisheries Department Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It is a synthesis of the current methodologies applicable to the intensive hatchery culture of bivalve molluscs covering similarities and differences in approach in rearing clams, oysters and scallops in different climatic regions. All aspects of the culture process are described, together with considerations in choosing a site for hatchery development and in the design of suitable facilities. The manual also includes the post-hatchery handling of “seed” bivalves in land- and sea-based nursery culture preparatory to on-growing. This publication is intended to assist both technicians entering this field as well as investors interested in evaluating the complexity of intensive hatchery production. 
Hatchery Culture of the Bay Scallop
This fact sheet addresses the hatchery phase of the bay scallop rearing process...Read More.
Producing Oyster Seed by Remote Setting
By using your own cultch, labor and equipment, you can reduce the cost of seed, a major factor in oyster farming; with practice and planning, you can produce a consistent supply to meet your own needs...Read More
A regional shellfish hatchery for the Wider Caribbean: Assessing its feasibility and sustainability
This document is the proceedings of a workshop organized by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on assessing the feasibility and sustainability of establishing a regional shellfish hatchery for the Wider Caribbean. The workshop, held in Kingston, Jamaica, from 18 to 21 October 2011 was a direct result of the interest expressed by the Caribbean Governments in assessing the potential for this shared facility for native species. The concept was recommended in several previous regional meetings, and the current document presents a more thorough assessment of government interests, needs and culture potential for native shellfish species
Sandfish Hatchery Techniques
The information in the manual will enable hatcheries to produce sandfish suitable for release in the wild in relatively large numbers (tens of thousands) regularly
Asia–Pacific tropical sea cucumber aquaculture - Proceedings
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) proceedings of Asia–Pacific tropical sea cucumber aquaculture - an international symposium held in Noumea, New Caledonia, 15–17 February 2011. ACIAR has provided significant, long-term research investment into tropical sea cucumber aquaculture in the Asia–Pacific region. Work has included large-scale hatchery culture of sandfish (a species of sea cucumber), techniques for releasing cultured juveniles into the wild, and sea ranching and pond culture.