11 Jun 2013

Optimising oyster aquaculture in Oualidia Lagoon in Morocco

MIKE by DHI hydrodynamic modelling software was applied to examine possible water renewal strategies for the lagoon.

The Oualidia Lagoon located on the Atlantic shores of Morocco, is a shallow 10 km long tidal estuary and the home to oyster aquaculture production. The area experienced insufficient water renewal in the upstream section of the lagoon and as a consequence increasingly poor water quality. This caused the oyster aquaculture production to suffer.

Hydrosoft S.A. chose to apply MIKE by DHI hydrodynamic modelling software, which enabledthem to reach the conclusion of removing the upstream dike and thusimproving the aquaculture environment.

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