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LONG-LINE CULTURE

Definition

Form of open-water suspended culture in which cultured species are ongrown on ropes or diverse containers (e.g. baskets, stacked trays, lantern nets) suspended from anchored and buoyed surface or subsurface ropes (long lines). Used for the culture of bivalve molluscs, e.g., mussels, oysters, scallops, and marine macroalgae.

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