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Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves

  • Open Access book covering the ecological, economic and social aspects of bivalve goods and services and looks into the direct and indirect benefits people obtain from marine bivalves

  • Provides new insights for scientists, students, shellfish producers, policy advisors, nature conservationists and decision makers

  • Stimulates the further development of the bivalve goods and services concept, as well as the implementation of an integrated approach for restoration and sustainable exploitation of marine bivalves

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. Provisioning Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction to Provisioning Services

      • Jon Grant, Øivind Strand
      Pages 3-5Open Access
    3. Global Production of Marine Bivalves. Trends and Challenges

      • J. W. M. Wijsman, K. Troost, J. Fang, A. Roncarati
      Pages 7-26Open Access
    4. Provisioning of Mussel Seed and Its Efficient Use in Culture

      • P. Kamermans, J. J. Capelle
      Pages 27-49Open Access
    5. Bivalve Production in China

      • Yuze Mao, Fan Lin, Jianguang Fang, Jinghui Fang, Jiaqi Li, Meirong Du
      Pages 51-72Open Access
    6. Production of Pearls

      • Changbo Zhu, Paul C. Southgate, Ting Li
      Pages 73-93Open Access
    7. Biotechnologies from Marine Bivalves

      • Paola Venier, Marco Gerdol, Stefania Domeneghetti, Nidhi Sharma, Alberto Pallavicini, Umberto Rosani
      Pages 95-112Open Access
  3. Regulating Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113
    2. Introduction to Regulating Services

      • Øivind Strand, Joao G. Ferreira
      Pages 115-117Open Access
    3. Feedbacks from Filter Feeders: Review on the Role of Mussels in Cycling and Storage of Nutrients in Oligo- Meso- and Eutrophic Cultivation Areas

      • Henrice Maria Jansen, Øivind Strand, Wouter van Broekhoven, Tore Strohmeier, Marc C. Verdegem, Aad C. Smaal
      Pages 143-177Open Access
    4. Nutrient Extraction Through Bivalves

      • Jens Kjerulf Petersen, Marianne Holmer, Mette Termansen, Berit Hasler
      Pages 179-208Open Access
    5. Perspectives on Bivalves Providing Regulating Services in Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture

      • Øivind Strand, Henrice M. Jansen, Zengjie Jiang, Shawn M. C. Robinson
      Pages 209-230Open Access
    6. Habitat Modification and Coastal Protection by Ecosystem-Engineering Reef-Building Bivalves

      • Tom Ysebaert, Brenda Walles, Judy Haner, Boze Hancock
      Pages 253-273Open Access
    7. Bivalve Assemblages as Hotspots for Biodiversity

      • J. A. Craeymeersch, H. M. Jansen
      Pages 275-294Open Access
    8. Enhanced Production of Finfish and Large Crustaceans by Bivalve Reefs

      • Boze Hancock, Philine zu Ermgassen
      Pages 295-312Open Access
  4. Cultural Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 313-313
    2. Introduction to Cultural Services

      • Aad C. Smaal, Øivind Strand
      Pages 315-316Open Access

About this book

The aim of this open access book is to review and analyse the goods and services of bivalve shellfish. How they are defined, what determines the ecological functions that are the basis for the goods and services, what controversies in the use of goods and services exist, and what is needed for sustainable exploitation of bivalves from the perspective of the various stakeholders. The book is focused on the goods and services, and not on impacts of shellfish aquaculture on the benthic environment, or on threats like biotoxins; neither is it a shellfish culture handbook although it can be used in evaluating shellfish culture. The reviews and analysis are based on case studies that exemplify the concept, and show the strengths and weaknesses of the current applications. The multi-authored reviews cover ecological, economic and social aspects of bivalve goods and services. The book provides new insights for scientists, students, shellfish producers, policy advisors, nature conservationists and decision makers. This book is open access under the CC BY license.


  • Marine bivalves
  • Eco-engineer
  • Bivalves production
  • Biodiversity hot spots
  • Biofiltration
  • Biotechnological products
  • Bivalve reefs
  • Bivalve beds
  • Nutrient extraction
  • Pearls
  • Open Access
  • marine and freshwater sciences
  • Fish and Wildlife Biology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Wageningen Marine Research and Aquaculture and Fisheries group, Wageningen University and Research, Yerseke, The Netherlands

    Aad C. Smaal

  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Monte de Caparica, Portugal

    Joao G. Ferreira

  • Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

    Jon Grant

  • Technical University of Denmark, Nykøbing Mors, Denmark

    Jens K. Petersen

  • Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway

    Øivind Strand

About the editors

prof. dr. AC (Aad) Smaal. Wageningen Marine Research, Regional Center Yerseke, The Netherlands

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)