The Resource Ecosystem concepts for sustainable bivalve mariculture, Committee on Best Practices for Shellfish Mariculture and the Effects of Commercial Activities in Drakes Estero, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council

Ecosystem concepts for sustainable bivalve mariculture, Committee on Best Practices for Shellfish Mariculture and the Effects of Commercial Activities in Drakes Estero, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council

Label
Ecosystem concepts for sustainable bivalve mariculture
Title
Ecosystem concepts for sustainable bivalve mariculture
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Best Practices for Shellfish Mariculture and the Effects of Commercial Activities in Drakes Estero, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"U.S. mariculture production of bivalve molluscs - those cultivated in the marine environment - has roughly doubled over the last 25 years. Although mariculture operations may expand the production of seafood without additional exploitation of wild populations, they still depend upon and affect natural ecosystems and ecosystem services. Every additional animal has an incremental effect arising from food extraction and waste excretion. Increasing domestic seafood production in the United States in an environmentally and socially responsible way will likely require the use of policy tools, such as best management practices (BMPs) and performance standards. BMPs represent one approach to protecting against undesirable consequences of mariculture. An alternative approach to voluntary or mandatory BMPs is the establishment of performance standards for mariculture. Variability in environmental conditions makes it difficult to develop BMPs that are sufficiently flexible and adaptable to protect ecosystem integrity across a broad range of locations and conditions. An alternative that measures performance in sustaining key indicators of ecosystem state and function may be more effective. Because BMPs address mariculture methods rather than monitoring actual ecosystem responses, they do not guarantee that detrimental ecosystem impacts will be controlled or that unacceptable impact will be avoided. Ecosystem Concepts for Sustainable Bivalve Mariculture finds that while performance standards can be applied for some broad ecosystem indicators, BMPs may be more appropriate for addressing parameters that change from site to site, such as the species being cultured, different culture methods, and various environmental conditions. This book takes an in-depth look at the environmental, social, and economic issues to present recommendations for sustainable bivalve mariculture."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
639.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
SH365.A3
LC item number
E36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Ecosystem concepts for sustainable bivalve mariculture, Committee on Best Practices for Shellfish Mariculture and the Effects of Commercial Activities in Drakes Estero, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-169)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Best management practices and performance standards -- Ecological effects of bivalve mariculture -- Bivalve mariculture contrasted with wild fisheries -- Carrying capacity and bivalve mariculture -- Economic and policy factors affecting bivalve mariculture -- Ecosystem services of bivalves: implications for restoration
Control code
ocn659563987
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309146968
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612554544
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
255454
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35731503
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)659563987
  • pebcs0309146968

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