The goal of this invitational, two-day workshop was to address the ecological challenges facing Baynes Sound. Presentations and dialogue examined the ecological characteristics of the area and examined the multiple uses. Case study presentations from elsewhere brought perspectives to the dialogue as participants sought solutions for the management of sensitive marine ecosystems such as Baynes Sound.
Participation in the workshop was by invitation and invitees included international experts, government (federal and regional), industry, academia, and ngo representatives from British Columbia, Quebec, the United States and Europe.
ASSOCIATED RESOURCE MATERIALS
Welcome and Introduction, Leah Bendell, Professor, Biological Sciences, SFU
Herring Spawning Region, Doug Hay, Retired Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Beach Spawning Forage Fish Habitats: surf smelt and Pacific sand lance, Ramona deGraaf, Executive Director, Sea Watch Society
Important Salmonid Habitat, Colin Levings, Retired Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Marine Mammal Habitat, Juan Jose Alava Saltos, Adjunct Prof/Postdoctoral Fellow, Resource and Environmental Management, SFU
Important Bird Area (IBA), Ron Ydenberg, Professor, Biological Sciences, SFU
Tourism, Peter Karsten, Denman Island Parks
Case Study: Narragansett Bay, Carrie Bryon, Research Assistant Prof., Univ. of New England, Portland, Maine
Case Study: Wadden Sea, Jens Enemark, Secretary General, Common Wadden Sea Secretariat
Case Study: Isle de Magdalen, Lucie d’Amours, Biologist and Educational Advisor, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles & Magdalen Islands Committee ZIP
Potential Stressor: Ocean Acidification, Debby Ianson, Research Scientist, Institute of Ocean Science
Potential Stressor: Aquaculture, Shelley McKeachie, Co-Chair/Director, Association for Denman Island Marine Stewardship Society
Potential Stressor: Seaweed Harvesting, Ian Birtwell, Retired Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Case Study: Japan, Marjo Vierros, Adjunct Senior Fellow, United Nations University
Case Study: Washington, Bill Dewey, Manager, Public Policy and Communications, Taylor Shellfish Farms
Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture, Duncan Knowler, Associate Professor, Resource and Environmental Management, SFU
Shellfish Aquaculture Ecosystem Interactions, Francis Juanes, Professor, Biology, University of Victoria (presenting) and Sarah Dudas, Canada Research Chair in Shellfish Ecosystems Interactions Research Program, Vancouver Island University (co-author)
Proceedings of the Regional Peer Review on the Evaluation of Proposed Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas in Marine Waters of British Columbia, Feb 7-8, 2012, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Proceedings Series 2012/053
An almost forgotten history of Native Oysters on Vancouver Island (VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station Updates)
Effects of the environment and culture depth on growth and mortality in juvenile Pacific oysters in the Strait of Georgia, BC, Aquaculture Environment Interactions, Vol. 1:259-274, 2011
A box model of carrying capacity for suspended mussel aquaculture in Lagune de la Grande-Entree, Isles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Jon Grant, Kristian Curran, Thomas Guyondet, Guglielmo Tita, Cedric Bacher, Vladimir Koutitonsky, Michael Dowd, Esevier, Science Direct 2006.
Integrating multiple spatial scales in the carrying capacity assessment of coastal ecosystem for bivalve aquaculture, Thomas Guyondet, Suzanne Roy, Vladimir Koutinsky, Jon Grant Guglielmo Tita, Journal of Sea Research, 64 (201) 341-359 Elsevier
Applying GIS and the analytic hierarch process on seafarming spatial assessments in the Magdalen Islands (Quebec, Canada), Werstink, G.; Tita G.; Wilson, J.
Interactions entre la conchylicutlure et l'environnement: Etat des connaissances, Jonas Sahlin, Guglielmo Tita, Christopher McKinsey, Madeleine Nadeau, Bruno Myrand, Le publications de la Direction de l'innovation et des technologies (English translation included) 2011.
Coping with inherent vulnerabilities and building resilience in small islands, Socioeconomic and governance perspectives, Guglielmo Tita, 2014
ZIP Committee Bulletin, Volume 2, Numero 2, Fall 2008
Impact on mollusks famring, the conchyliculture, on natural surroundings, a report for the integrated management committee of the Grande Entree lagoon