Northwest Workshop on Bivalve Aquaculture and the Environment: Survey of Research Needs

A survey was circulated in advance of the Northwest Workshop on Bivalve Aquaculture and the Environment that Washington Sea Grant convened in Seattle, WA in September 2007. Presentations during the workshop identified the current state of knowledge regarding on-bottom intertidal bivalve aquaculture and its interactions with the environment. One goal of the workshop was to identify future research and information needs.

The survey solicited input from interested individuals about research gaps and information needs pertaining to geoduck aquaculture. The combined outcome of this survey and focused discussions at the workshop were recorded to assist in the prioritization of future research on geoduck aquaculture. Input helped the workshop coordinators advance the goal of research prioritization.

The diverse community of individuals whose lives or livelihoods intersect with the practice of geoduck aquaculture were invited to provide input.

Read a brief summary of the survey results. (735kb PDF)