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Accession Number PB2013-110348
Title Oyster Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico, United States: A Regional Management Plan. 2012 Revision.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 376p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) are distributed throughout the coastal area of the United States and occur naturally in a great diversity of habitats along the western Atlantic Ocean from the Canadian Maritime Provinces to the Gulf of Mexico, Panama, and the Caribbean Islands. Eastern oysters have been moved by humans between bay systems along the east coast of the United States since the late 1800s, and oysters from the Gulf of Mexico have also been used to supplement oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay in response to population collapse.
Keywords Aquatic ecosystems
Classification
Commercial fisheries
Fish management
Fishing industry
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission(GSMFC)
Habitats
Marine resources
Morphology
Oysters
Reproduction
Shellfish
Spawning


 
Source Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NTIS Subject Category 98F - Fisheries & Aquaculture
48B - Natural Resource Management
47D - Biological Oceanography
57H - Ecology
Corporate Author Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, Ocean Springs, MS.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number NOAA-NA05NMF4070005 NOAA-NA10NMF4070006

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