Coastal Shellfish — A Sustainable Resource

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Shellfish Restoration, held in Cork, Ireland, 28 September–2 October 1999

  • Gavin Burnell

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 160)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Management Tools for Bivalve Mollusc Fisheries

    1. C. A. Burton, J. T. MacMillan, M. M. Learmouth
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Biology and Management of Crustacean Fisheries

  4. The Real and Potential Impacts of Sea Urchin Exploitation

  5. Environmental Impact of Shellfish Exploitation and Aquaculture

    1. P. Dolmer, T. Kristensen, M. L. Christiansen, M. F. Petersen, P. S. Kristensen, E. Hoffmann
      Pages 115-127
    2. C. Bradshaw, L. O. Veale, A. S. Hill, A. R. Brand
      Pages 129-138
    3. M. B. Gaspar, M. D. Dias, A. Campos, C. C. Monteiro, M. N. Santos, A. Chicharo et al.
      Pages 153-167
    4. E. Rambaldi, M. L. Bianchini, G. Priore, G. Prioli, N. Mietti, T. Pagliani
      Pages 169-173
    5. G. Hilgerloh, J. O’ Halloran, T. C. Kelly, G. M. Burnell
      Pages 175-180
  6. Diseases and Harmful Algal Events

    1. Sarah C. Culloty, Maire F. Mulcahy
      Pages 181-186
    2. R. Raine, S. O’Boyle, T. O’Higgins, M. White, J. Patching, Bronwyn Cahill et al.
      Pages 187-193
  7. Shellfish as Environmental Watchdogs and Monitors

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 219-224

About this book


Coastal populations of shellfish have been exploited by humans for millennia as an easily accessible source of fresh protein. Unfortunately, because the intertidal zone and the shallow coastal margins are so intertwined with man's activities, these shellfish stocks are now severely threatened around the world. Issues such as anthropogenic pollution, harmful algal blooms, overfishing, loss of habitat, and local stakeholder conflicts are all contributing to an alarming decline in the natural productivity of these regions.

There have now been five International Conferences on Shellfish Restoration (ICSR) since 1996, which have focused the attention on transferring scientific knowledge into practical remedial and restorative actions for shellfish populations. This volume represents a selection of contributions from the third meeting in Cork, Ireland, 1999. It includes papers on lobsters, sea urchins, whelks, clams, mussels, and scallops, with a thematic emphasis on ranching, disease, environmental interactions, fisheries management, aquaculture, restoration, toxic algal blooms, and toxicity testing.


Fauna aquaculture environment fisheries management organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Gavin Burnell
    • 1
  1. 1.University College CorkIreland

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