150 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 20 B/W Illus.
Stewarding the Sound uses different perspectives to build awareness of the wealth and fragility of this ecosystem by balancing economic and social needs with conservation. This book, the first ever compilation of the ecological importance of the Sound, demonstrates the cumulative stresses that are now occurring within the Sound and the impact that these stresses are having on the ecosystem. This contributed volume will provide the means of reaching a wide audience to spread awareness of how ecologically important this region is and that it requires a sound management plan so that its ecosystem and the services that ecosystem provides are not compromised
Introduction. The management of sensitive ecosystems in the absence of leadership; why the need for this book. Approaches to the Management of Sensitive Ecosystems. Some Lessons Learned on Managing Multiple Stressors from Japan and the Pacific. Magdalen Islands: Integrated Management of Our Coasts and Sensitive Inland Water Bodies. Baynes Sound and Its Unique Nature. Baynes Sound: An Ecological and Biological Sensitive Ecosystem Overview of Baynes Sound Salmonids and Possible Limiting Factors Important for Local Ecosystem Management. Baynes Sound as an Important Bird Area. Challenges Facing the Sound. Seaweed harvesting: A Controversial New Industry on the East coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Aquaculture in Baynes Sound. Legacy and Emerging Pollutants in Marine Mammal's Habitat from British Columbia: Management Perspectives for Sensitive Marine Ecosystems. Economics of the Sound. Economic Value of a New Technology: Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture in BC. Baynes Sound: Tourism. Dialogue and Solutions. References. Appendix A Herring Spawning. Appendix B Beach Spawning Forage Fish. Appendix C Narragnansett Bay. Appendix D Wadden Sea. Appendix E Ocean Acidification. Appendix F Taylor Shellfish. Appendix G Shellfish Aquaculture Interactions.