Which shellfish live in the Dutch coastal waters? What are the population sizes, biomasses and where exactly are they? How do certain species develop? Wageningen Marine Research can map the population size and distribution of Dutch shellfish species for you. The data from our annual surveys are made available to you in a user-friendly way via the Shellfish Monitor.
Shellfish cultivators use this kind of information for their operational management. Policy makers are also interested in the data. For example, to estimate the consequences of sand nourishment on beaches or foreshores for shellfish fauna.