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TitleNonnative 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
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2004
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Descript xv, 325 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)


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

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 Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Environmental conditions Electronic books.


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