Suitable Site Assessment using Habitat Suitability Index for Ruditapes philippinarum in Gochang(Hajun)

서식지 적합지수를 이용한 고창 갯벌어장 바지락의 어장적지평가

Jeon, Seungryul;Choi, Yoon-Seok;Cho, Yoon-Sik;Kim, Yeong-Tae;Choi, Yonghyeon

  • Received : 2015.09.07
  • Accepted : 2015.10.27
  • Published : 2015.10.31


The productivity of Manila clam(Ruditapes philippinarum) aquaculture farm is closely related to suitable site selection, so it is essential to assess the habitat suitable for aquaculture species in order to manage yield. This study evaluated the habitat suitable index(HSI) with 9 sites for tidal flat farm, Gochang(Hajun) on May 2014. The suitability index was selected Growth(hydrodynamics, chlorophyll a), Survival(sediment-sand, silt-clay) and Water Environment(dissolved oxygen, salinity). Both Weight and No weight were tried for objective judgment as HSI scoring method. As a result, it shows lower tidal flat(HSI; No weight: 0.60~0.76, Weight: 0.47~0.70) is higher than upper(HSI; No weight: 0.25~0.27, Weight: 0.09~0.10), hydrodynamics and sediment particle size are the most effective. This research can consider the potential suitable site for Manila clam through scientific approach, and provide the basis for optimal management practices in tidal flat farm.


Suitable site assessment;Habitat Suitability Index;Ruditapes philippinarum;Hydrodynamics;Fishery management


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