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Shellfishing in an Urban National Wildlife Refuge

Contamination, Conflicts, Consensus
  • John T. Tanacredi


Commercial shellfishing is incompatible with the wildlife protection mandates of the urban National Park concept. State agencies advocate relaying of shellfish for commercial consumption. Biodepuration does not remove chemical contaminants which are lipophilic. Such programs which are based solely on bacteriological monitoring are inappropriate.


Wildlife Refuge Mercenaria Mercenaria Winter Flounder National Park System Fecal Coliform Level 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John T. Tanacredi
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  1. 1.U.S. National Park ServiceGateway National Recreation AreaBrooklynUSA

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