Northwest Workshop on Bivalve Aquaculture and the Environment

The purpose of this workshop was to identify the current state of knowledge regarding on-bottom intertidal aquaculture and its interactions with the environment. The goal was to identify the information and research needed for sustainable management of geoduck and other shellfish resources.
The workshop combined scientific presentations and facilitated discussions. Experts from the United States, Canada and Europe addressed a range of topics, including genetics and disease, culture of native species, use of predator exclusion structures, habitat utilization, water quality and public health.