Asian oysters: Science to inform policy decisions
This is a three part series on the Asian oyster Environmental Impact Statement. It has been proposed to introduce the Asian oyster (Crassostrea ariakensis) into Chesapeake Bay as one potential solution to the loss of the historic oyster fishery, and the ecological functions that oysters perform for Chesapeake Bay. The three newsletters summarize the research topics addressed in the EIS and discuss the current findings on interactions between the Asian oyster and the native oyster and the implications of an introduction on oyster disease. This effort was in collaboration with NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Office.