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Main Title Large-scale Manipulative Field Tests Involving Cultured and Wild Juveniles of the Soft-shell Clam, Mya arenaria L.: Interactuve Effects of Predator Exclusion Netting, Aperture Size, and Planting Area on Seasonal Growth and Survival at the Willows Flat within the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary. An Interim Report to the New Hampshire Estuaries Project.
Author B. F. Beal
CORP Author Maine Univ., Machias; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Year Published 2005
Stock Number PB2011-108934
Additional Subjects Clams ; Fisheries management ; Estuaries ; Predators ; Survival ; Growth ; Habitat ; Fish populations ; Shellfish ; Marine environment ; Natural resources management ; Field tests ; New Hampshire ; Soft-shell clam ; Mya arenaria
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-108934 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/09/2011
Collation 47p
Resource managers are responsible for the stewardship of commercially or recreationally important populations of marine and terrestrial organisms. Managers must make decisions concerning the status and health of these populations for a variety of applications, the most common being whether the population is abundant enough to be harvested and what level of harvesting will have minimal impacts on future populations. Because of logistical constraints imposed by working in marine environments, managers of marine resources often have limited information about important population characteristics such as survival, growth, recruitment rate and how these parameters change spatially and temporally. Rather, decisions about harvest levels, for example, usually are limited to estimates of changes in standing stocks and size frequencies through time or between locations. It is rare that adaptive management strategies and experimental approaches are considered by fisheries managers; however, manipulative field experiments are the strongest and most efficient means available to managers to base decisions about the dynamics of a population. Soft-shell clams, Mya arenaria L., represent an important recreational fishery along the New Hampshire coast, but specifically in the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary.