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How nutrient trading could help restore the Chesapeake Bay

January 31, 2012

A new World Resources Institute working paper,  How Nutrient Trading Could Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay, describes the rationale for nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay region and estimates the economic benefits, including potential benefits to the agriculture, wastewater, and storm water sectors.

Shellfish aquaculture can play a significant role in nutrient trading.  The growth and harvest of shellfish are known to achieve reductions of nitrogen -- which leads to phytoplankton blooms -- in the water column.


Click here to read How Nutrient Trading Could Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay.