Center for Independent Experts (CIE) Review of the Status of the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)

Type Expertises
Date 2006-10-15
Language English
Ref. 2006
Other localization http://www.ices.dk/publications/our-publications/Pages/CM-documents.aspx
Author(s) Goulletquer PhilippeORCID
Sponsor NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS)
Keyword(s) Biology, Habitat threats, Predation, Disease, Bivalvia, Crassostrea virginica, Oyster, Recommendations
Abstract NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) received a petition to list the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) as either threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Eastern oyster is an emblematic species in the US coastal states, playing a significant role at various levels: shaping coastal social communities, providing a commercial activity (public fishery & aquaculture) and recreational - amenity benefits, and as a keystone species in highly diverse and sensitive ecosystems (estuaries). This petition is likely the result of concerns regarding the partial collapse of public fisheries in several states as well as from the resulting damages to this species induced by severe hurricanes. A Biological Review Team (BRT) was convened to review the status of the Eastern oyster and produced a final report entitled ‘Status of the Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica’. This work has been reviewed to provide further and complementary recommendations.
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Goulletquer Philippe (2006). Center for Independent Experts (CIE) Review of the Status of the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica). NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Ref. 2006, 20p.https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00043/15458/