Nonnative oysters in the Chesapeake Bay [electronic resource] / Committee on Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2004.
"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"--[P. ii.].
Includes bibliographical references.
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.
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