Sustainable Shellfish: Recommendations for responsible aquaculture | Publications | David Suzuki Foundation
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This report, by David Suzuki Foundation scientist Heather Deal, outlines some of the main ecological concerns with shellfish farming on the B.C. coast, including the impacts of cultivating alien species in B.C. waters, the effects of monocultures in areas of high biodiversity, the impacts of shellfish farming on other species, and the harmful effects which aquaculture-related human activities have on beaches and in the marine environment. Sustainable Shellfish also points to the need for more research and analysis as the industry expands, and concludes with a series of operational tips and recommendations for shellfish farmers and policy makers.