Winshell is a shellfish model to determine individual shellfish growth for oysters, clams and mussels. This model is designed for shellfish farmers and water managers, in order to determine how an animal will grow in a certain area, on the basis of food availability and environmental conditions in coastal and estuarine waters.
The model specifications allow the user to customise the culture practice and environmental drivers to simulate growth.
Winshell gives users an accurate picture of shellfish growth according to the environmental conditions. Users can load and save their driver and results data, as well determining other inputs, such as start day, runtime and seed size. For shellfish population, the FARM model can simulate growth dynamics, where as Winshell simulates growth for individual animals.
The intended scope of application is for shellfish farms in coastal and estuarine waters. Winshell can address issues relating to individual growth of shellfish aquaculture for:
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Start modelling oyster, clam and mussel growth in real time for free. For Winshell professional, users must complete a short registration form.
Winshell Support provides information about running the Winshell model, including definitions of the input parameters.
Information on how our modelling tools can aid shellfish aquaculture operations, through shellfish growth modelling, aquaculture insurance information and nitrogen credits.
Information on how our modelling tools can aid water managers, aquaculture insurance, for shellfish aquaculture through the use of science and socio-economics.