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Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves

  • Aad C. Smaal
  • Joao G. Ferreira
  • Jon Grant
  • Jens K. Petersen
  • Øivind Strand
  • Open Access book covering the ecological, economic and social aspects of bivalve goods and services and looks into the direct and indirect benefits people obtain from marine bivalves

  • Provides new insights for scientists, students, shellfish producers, policy advisors, nature conservationists and decision makers

  • Stimulates the further development of the bivalve goods and services concept, as well as the implementation of an integrated approach for restoration and sustainable exploitation of marine bivalves

Open Access

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Provisioning Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jon Grant, Øivind Strand
      Pages 3-5 Open Access
    3. J. W. M. Wijsman, K. Troost, J. Fang, A. Roncarati
      Pages 7-26 Open Access
    4. P. Kamermans, J. J. Capelle
      Pages 27-49 Open Access
    5. Yuze Mao, Fan Lin, Jianguang Fang, Jinghui Fang, Jiaqi Li, Meirong Du
      Pages 51-72 Open Access
    6. Changbo Zhu, Paul C. Southgate, Ting Li
      Pages 73-93 Open Access
    7. Paola Venier, Marco Gerdol, Stefania Domeneghetti, Nidhi Sharma, Alberto Pallavicini, Umberto Rosani
      Pages 95-112 Open Access
  3. Regulating Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Øivind Strand, Joao G. Ferreira
      Pages 115-117 Open Access
    3. Henrice Maria Jansen, Øivind Strand, Wouter van Broekhoven, Tore Strohmeier, Marc C. Verdegem, Aad C. Smaal
      Pages 143-177 Open Access
    4. Jens Kjerulf Petersen, Marianne Holmer, Mette Termansen, Berit Hasler
      Pages 179-208 Open Access
    5. Øivind Strand, Henrice M. Jansen, Zengjie Jiang, Shawn M. C. Robinson
      Pages 209-230 Open Access
    6. Tom Ysebaert, Brenda Walles, Judy Haner, Boze Hancock
      Pages 253-273 Open Access
    7. J. A. Craeymeersch, H. M. Jansen
      Pages 275-294 Open Access
    8. Boze Hancock, Philine zu Ermgassen
      Pages 295-312 Open Access
  4. Cultural Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Aad C. Smaal, Øivind Strand
      Pages 315-316 Open Access

About this book


The aim of this book is to review and analyse the goods and services of bivalve shellfish. How they are defined, what determines the ecological functions that are the basis for the goods and services, what controversies in the use of goods and services exist, and what is needed for sustainable exploitation of bivalves from the perspective of the various stakeholders. The book is focused on the goods and services, and not on impacts of shellfish aquaculture on the benthic environment, or on threats like biotoxins; neither is it a shellfish culture handbook although it can be used in evaluating shellfish culture. The reviews and analysis are based on case studies that exemplify the concept, and show the strengths and weaknesses of the current applications. The multi-authored reviews cover ecological, economic and social aspects of bivalve goods and services. The book provides new insights for scientists, students, shellfish producers, policy advisors, nature conservationists and decision makers. This book is open access under the CC BY license.


Marine bivalves Eco-engineer Bivalves production Biodiversity hot spots Biofiltration Biotechnological products Bivalve reefs Bivalve beds Nutrient extraction Pearls Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Aad C. Smaal
    • 1
  • Joao G. Ferreira
    • 2
  • Jon Grant
    • 3
  • Jens K. Petersen
    • 4
  • Øivind Strand
    • 5
  1. 1.Wageningen Marine Research and Aquaculture and Fisheries groupWageningen University and ResearchYersekeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Universidade Nova de LisboaMonte de CaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.Department of OceanographyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  4. 4.Technical University of DenmarkNykøbing MorsDenmark
  5. 5.Institute of Marine ResearchBergenNorway

About the editors

prof. dr. AC (Aad) Smaal. Wageningen Marine Research, Regional Center Yerseke, The Netherlands

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