Table 7. Farming techniques examination: (A) random case, (B) excessive case, and (c) regulated case.

Area management Sub-area 1 Sub-area 2 Sub-area 3 Sub-area 4
Case a b c a b c a b c a b c
Number of lines 13 15 10 15 15 10 12 15 10 14 15 10
Line distance (m) 8 7 10 7 7 10 9 7 10 8 7 10
Sock distance (m) 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5
Sock length (m) 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.5
Number of farms in the area 13 18 12 12
Mussel wet weight (kg/m of sock) 11.2 9.9 17.1 9.8 9.7 16.9 11.3 9.3 16.0 13.1 10.1 17.5
Average ind. mussel weight (g) 7.5 6.6 11.4 6.5 6.5 11.2 7.5 6.2 10.6 8.7 6.7 11.6
Total production (tn) 72.1 73.6 67.6 79.6 83.9 78.07 89.1 92.0 84.4 108.6 113.0 104.0
Costs (€) 26,284 27,001 25,209 27,001 27,001 25,209 25,925 27,001 25,209 26,643 27,001 25,209
Individual profit (€) 2,156 2,026 1,483 4,422 6,113 5,591 9,211 9,300 8,079 16,196 17,587 15,847
Individual profit (higher quality) 8,156 13,291 16,400 26,110
                 
Total area profit (€) Case a 495,026
Case b 541,533
Case c (normal quality) 489,541
Case c (higher quality) 937,924