A Review of California Mussel (Mytilus Californianus) Fisheries Biology and Fisheries Programs

A Review of California Mussel (Mytilus Californianus) Fisheries Biology and Fisheries Programs

Microform - 1999
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This paper is a literature review of all available & relevant information on past & present data concerning the California mussel & related species for the purposes of establishing a California mussel fishery in British Columbia. The paper first provides information on the biology of the California mussel, including its taxonomy, geographic distribution, life history, parasites & diseases, trophic relations, population structure & dynamics, and ecological relationships. It then reviews the commercial California mussel fishery in Oregon & California and the unregulated fishery in British Columbia. This is followed by discussion of the additional information required for assessment & management of a California mussel fishery and the possible protocol & methods for mussel fishery management. Finally, recommendations for further steps in the development of a British Columbia fishery for the California mussel are listed.
Publisher: Ottawa : Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Canadian Stock Assessment Secretariat, 1999
Description: 32 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 104-00095

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