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In This Issue

Research Ready 2

Virginia Sea Grant supports a portfolio of science and social science research that has tangible benefits for coastal ecosystems and communities. Some of these exciting research efforts are featured in this issue.

Terrapin Files 4

Diamondback terrapins face a variety of threats—from coastal development to crab fishing. A team of VASG-funded researchers are mapping terrapin habitat and threats to aid in the development of effective management strategies.

Nutrient Flow in Clam Aquaculture 8

Virginia’s Eastern Shore is home to a fast-growing clam aquaculture in - dustry. This photo-essay features research on the effects of clam farming on nutrients in the Bay.

Mapping Fisheries Management 10

VASG director Troy Hartley brings a social scientist’s perspective to a National Research Council committee to evaluate fishery stock rebuilding efforts.

News From the Point 14

The latest news from Virginia Sea Grant, including our 2012 Graduate Research Fellowship recipients.

Publication Date

Summer 7-1-2012


Aquaculture and Fisheries

Marine Resource Bulletin Vol. 44, No. 2