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|Main Title||Procedures for monitoring salmon marine net-pens|
|Subjects||Salmon fisheries--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Puget Sound Region (Wash) ; Fish-culture ; Mariculture--Environmental aspects--Washington--(State)Puget Sound Region (Wash) ; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Puget Sound Region (Wash) ; Puget Sound Region (Wash)--Salmon|
|Collation||1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm.|
Cover title. "Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10." At head of title: Puget Sound Estuarine Studies. "EPA Contract 68-D8-0085, PTI Contract C744-31" "September 1991"
"The culturing of salmon in marine net-pens results in the release of solid wastes (fish feces and unconsumed food) to the surrounding aquatic environment. These wastes can result in increased concentrations of phytoplankton nutrients within the water column and increased bacterial activity among bottom sediments... The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 undertook a study of procedures for monitoring the near-field benthic effects of organic deposition from salmon marine net-pens. Sediments and infaunal macroinvertebrates were sampled at five net-pens in Puget Sound, Washington..." p. 1 Introduction.