Workshop 2 – Washington Coast Shellfish Aquaculture Study

Module 2.1: Ecosystem-Based Management

The first module of Workshop 2 is focused on sharing ecosystem-based management case histories with the working group. Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is an integrated management approach that recognizes the full array of interactions within an ecosystem, including humans, rather than considering single issues, species, or ecosystem services in isolation. The presentations highlight different options for EBM collaborative organization and processes while also reflecting on challenges and lessons learned.

Ecosystem-Based Management Primer

Jackson Blalock

Why structured decision making?

Sarah Converse

Adapting to the best science available for sound decision making

Kelly Andrews and Dan Tonnes

EBM at Elkhorn Slough

Monique Fountain and Kerstin Wasson

Oyster Futures

Elizabeth North and Jeff Harrison

Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative

Tessa Vermeul, Darcy Batura, Reese Lolley and Rose Shriner

Module 2.2: Science and Management

The second module of Workshop 2 addresses the role of science in reaching a common understanding of how the bay ecosystems work and how shellfish aquaculture interacts with those systems at site and system scales. 

Session 2.2.1. Shellfish Farming and Eelgrass Interactions

What does scientific research suggest about the nature and timescale of shellfish farming impacts on eelgrass?

Session 2.2.2. Dealing with Knowledge Gaps and Uncertainty

How do shellfish growers, resource managers, and regulators address knowledge gaps and uncertainties when making decisions?

Session 2.2.3: Burrowing Shrimp Population Dynamics and Impacts


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