Table 5. Investigated scenarios.

1. Unit level management
Exploration of different layouts in an individual long-line mussel farm in order to determine the effect of farming characteristics on productivity.
2. Area level management
Exploration of different layouts in the whole long-line mussel-farming area in order to determine the effect of farming characteristics on the area productivity.
3. Legal framework and social prosperity
Exploration of the effect of institutional status alterations on the economic robustness and on the contributory benefits to the local community.
4. Environmental constraints and mussel-farm unit economy
Exploration of the effects of the duration of harmful algal blooms on the economics of the mussel farm.