Maximizing hard clam sets at specified locations in Great South Bay by means of a larval dispersion model

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Marine Sciences Research Center
Carter, Harry H.
Wong, Kuo-Chuin
Malouf, Robert E. (R. E.)
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
Marine Sciences. , Atmospheric Sciences. , National Sea Grant Program -- New York Sea Grant Institute. , New York (State) -- Brookhaven (Town) , New York (State) -- Babylon (Town) , New York (State) -- Islip (Town) , Northern quahog -- Dispersal -- New York (State) -- Great South Bay. , Bivalve culture -- New York (State) -- Great South Bay. , Clam fisheries -- New York (State) -- Great South Bay.
from the abstract and discussion, "The importance of Great South Bay to New York lies in the fact that at one time it was the largest single producer of hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) in the world. In 1976 it produced more hard clams than the rest of the Atlantic coast combined. Since then, production has steadily declined to less than half of the 1976 value. . .Since by means of the rationale described herein, the probability of setting on prescribed areas will be maximized, it seems to us that predator reduction has considerable merit as a next step in hard clam management. . ."
vii, 65 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references.