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Shellfish Aquaculture in Washington State Final Report to the Washington State Legislature • December 2015

  title={Shellfish Aquaculture in Washington State Final Report to the Washington State Legislature • December 2015},
  author={Neil S. Banas and Wei Cheng and Penelope Dalton and Kevin A. Decker and Marcus Duke and Dara M. Farrell and Bridget E. Ferriss and Chris J. Harvey and Teri King and Kate Litle and P. Sean Mcdonald and Robyn Ricks and Jennifer Runyan and MaryAnn Wagner},
Expansion of the shellfish aquaculture industry may affect the structure and dynamics of coastal estuarine food webs. To better understand potential food web tradeoffs, trophic and non-trophic interactions (e.g., habitat facilitation, predator refuge) were incorporated into a food web model of Central Puget Sound to predict the potential effects of an increase in geoduck (Panopea generosa) aquaculture. At a basin scale, the food web can support at least a 120% increase in geoduck aquaculture… Expand
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