SoundToxins manual: Puget Sound Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring Program. [Revised December 2015].
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Shellfish are critical to the culture, economy and ecology of Puget Sound. They shape habitats, provide food for humans and other species, and perform water-filtering functions important to all organisms that live in or near the Sound. Native American tribes have long incorporated shellfish into their daily lives through ceremony and art as well as food. Today Washington State is a national leader in farmed bivalve shellfish, an industry that provides more than 3,200 family-wage jobs and contributes an estimated $270 million to the economy (Washington Shellfish Initiative 2011). The majority of shellfish-farming and recreational harvest opportunities are in rural communities. Recreation and tourism associated with shellfish harvesting on state-owned beaches annually accounts for more than $1 million in license sales and an estimated economic value of $5.4 million (Washington Shellfish Initiative 2011). Ensuring safe and wholesome shellfish for consumption relies on water f.....
PublisherNOAA/NMFS/NWFSC Marine Biotoxins Program for Washington Sea Grant
Series;NrWashington Sea Grant;WSG-AS 15-04
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.2
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Phytoplankton biomass and diversity
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Spatial CoveragePuget Sound
CitationTrainer, V.; King, T.; Bill, B. and Runyan, J. (2016) SoundToxins manual: Puget Sound Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring Program.[Revised December 2015]. Seattle WA, Washington Sea Grant, 36pp. (WSG AS 15-04). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-182