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Title Nonnative oysters in the Chesapeake Bay / Committee on Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xv, 325 pages) : illustrations
Contents Executive summary -- Introduction and overview -- Background on introduced species -- Oyster biology -- Social and economic value of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay -- History and current status of restoring native oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay -- Oyster aquaculture -- Regulatory framework for managing proposed introductions -- Elements of risk assessment for the introduction of Crassostrea ariakensis in the Chesapeake Bay -- Decision making and recommendations for future research -- References -- Appendixes
Summary Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay discusses the proposed plan to offset the dramatic decline in the bay's native oysters by introducing disease-resistant reproductive Suminoe oysters from Asia. It suggests this move should be delayed until more is known about the environmental risks, even though carefully regulated cultivation of sterile Asian oysters in contained areas could help the local industry and researchers. It is also noted that even though these oysters eat the excess algae caused by pollution, it could take decades before there are enough of them to improve water quality
Notes "Supported by a contract between the National Academies and the following entities: Contract No. 50-DGNA-1-90024 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Contract No. 50-DGNA-1-90024 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Cooperative Agreement No. 50181-2-J030 from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Purchase Order No. D227024-4 from the Virginia Sea Grant, Grant No. NA070Z0136-01 from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Grant No. SA7293808L. SA7528018F from the Maryland Sea Grant, and Purchase Order No. D227024-4 from the Connecticut Sea Grant"--Page ii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-281)
Notes Print version record
Subject Oysters -- Habitat -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Oysters -- Diseases.
Oyster fisheries -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Management
Introduced animals -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Oyster culture -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Restoration ecology -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Fishery policy.
Introduced organisms -- Government policy
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Fishery policy
Introduced animals
Oyster culture
Oyster fisheries -- Management
Oysters -- Diseases
Oysters -- Habitat
Restoration ecology
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Environmental conditions
Atlantic Ocean -- Chesapeake Bay
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.
United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (U.S.)
Maryland. Department of Natural Resources.
Virginia Sea Grant College Program.
Virginia. Department of Environmental Quality.
Maryland Sea Grant College.
Connecticut Sea Grant College Program
ISBN 0309526965