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Third Thursday Web Forum: Intersections between coastal protection and fisheries

November 16th: “Intersections between coastal protection and fisheries” with Simeon Yurek, U.S. Geological Survey/South Atlantic LCC Oyster reefs were historically ubiquitous throughout the coastal areas of the southeastern United States, but have declined over recent decades in extent and abundance along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts and elsewhere. Identifying the combinations of factors leading [...]

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Intersections between coastal protection and fisheries

Oyster reefs are an important component of coastal ecosystems and economies because they create, modify, and maintain environmental conditions and habitat.  For this reason, they have been called ‘ecosystem engineers’. Although they provide a variety of ecosystem goods and services, such as water quality regulation, shoreline stabilization, sequestration of nutrients and sediment, and essential habitat [...]

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