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- n. Plural form of shellfishery.
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Officials have recorded 125 fish species in the Thames estuary, which is home to shellfisheries and provides nursing grounds for sole and bass.
For example, the decline of certain long-distance East Atlantic flyway populations (while other populations on the same flyway are stable or increasing) has been attributed to their high dependence on deteriorating critically important spring staging areas, notably the international Wadden Sea, that have been affected by commercial shellfisheries.
"Understanding how and where harmful algal blooms originate will help provide early warnings to protect human health and reduce the impact of biotoxins on Washington's coastal shellfisheries," said Vera Trainer, Ph. D., lead author of the study and program manager at the NOAA Fisheries 'Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle.
The ocean provides about half of the Earth's natural resources and humankind takes direct advantage of this through our fisheries and shellfisheries.