FARM SCALE MODEL
To use this model, you need to download and install the FARM COEXIST software, which is available here. Currently the FARM software is supported by both Windows 32 and 64-bit operating systems.
Welcome to FARM
This page contains a link to download the version of the FARM simulation model developed for the FP7 project COEXIST partners.
The production of cultivated shellfish or fish in estuaries and coastal systems is an important economic activity in many parts of the world. This downloadable FARM model version is designed for the COEXIST partners such as farmers or for licensing purposes, in order to determine the appropriate shellfish or fish densities for optimal carrying capacity (the greatest sustainable yield of market-sized animals within a given time period).
This FARM version targets four cultivated species of fish and shellfish - Gilthead bream (Sparus aurata); Manila clam (Tapes philippinarum) Good Clam (Ruditapes decussatus); mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis)