Nevertheless, with the approach of the 2012 expiration date of the current National Park Service (NPS) Reservation of Use and Occupancy (RUO) and Special Use Permit (SUP) that allows Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) to operate within the estero, NPS has expressed concern over the scope and intensity of impacts of the shellfish culture operations on the estero's ecosystem. Public debate over whether scientific information justifies closing the oyster farm led to the request for this study to help clarify the scientific issues raised with regard to the shellfish mariculture activities in Drakes Estero.
|Place of Publication||Washington, DC, USA|
|Publisher||The National Academies Press|
|Number of pages||138|
|ISBN (Print)||0-309-13898-1, 978-0-309-13898-7|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jul 2009|