Optimising coastal aquaculture operations

Using integrated coastal modelling to assess water renewal strategies

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 enabled them to reach the conclusion of removing the upstream dike and thusimproving the aquaculture environment.