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Publications, presentations, videos, and helpful links for the aquaculture industry.
Condition Indexes as an Indication of Shellfish Quality
Raymond RaLonde

A shellfish condition index is mathematically derived by including more than one measurement on a shellfish. The index is used as a measure for comparison between two different shellfish or groups of shellfish to some standard.

Sue Keller
Background photo: Kenai Range from Katchemak Bay.
Photo credit: Wonderlane, Seattle, WA.