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Add To Calendar 02/03/2010 14:00:0002/03/2010 14:20:00America/ChicagoAquaculture 2010ADAPTIVE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY AND POPULATION ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR NATURAL AND ENHANCED BEDS OF Ostrea lurida.Pacific Salon 7The World Aquaculture Societyjohnc@was.orgfalseanrl65yqlzh3g1q0dme13067DD/MM/YYYY

ADAPTIVE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY AND POPULATION ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR NATURAL AND ENHANCED BEDS OF Ostrea lurida.

Brian L. Allen*, Jonathan P. Davis

Puget Sound Restoration Fund
590 Madison Ave North
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
brian@restorationfund.org
A collaborative approach to restore native oysters populations has been underway in Puget Sound, Washington since 1999, involving public and private sectors and tribal communities. Since then, our collective knowledge of remnant populations in Puget Sound has increased and stock restoration practices have evolved. As our priorities have shifted the monitoring has become more robust. Stock restoration efforts have shifted away from seeding and toward habitat enhancement and other practices that maintain natural heterogeneity of contemporary aggregations of oysters. In recent years, new partnerships and additional funding have enabled larger-scale efforts for Ostrea lurida stock restoration projects and focused monitoring of recruiting populations of oysters and the associated ecological benefits.

From our beginnings, using resource assessment surveys to the community ecology methodolgies employed today, we will present how our monitoring goals and assessment tools employed in Puget Sound have evolved for over the last 10 years.
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