Evaluation of ecosystem-level effects of intertidal bivalve culture: Gaspé

PARR-2008-QC-11

Description

A regional priority in Québec is to better understand the functional relationship between increased organic sedimentation due to suspended bivalve aquaculture and benthic responses to better predict the benthic ecological carrying capacity of sites for suspended bivalve aquaculture. This project constituted a scoping study in the baie de Gaspé in the fall of 2008 to evaluate the impact of current aquaculture practices on the benthic environment. As a first step in a larger future research, this work was limited to infaunal and sediment samples to evaluate if patterns relating to mussel farming exist.

Findings

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Publications

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Program Name

Program for Aquaculture Regulatory Research (PARR)

Year(s)

2008 - 2009

Ecoregion(s)

Central Canada: Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Freshwater Drainage Basin

Principal Investigator(s)

Chris McKindsey
Email: Chris.Mckindsey@dfo-mpo.gc.ca