Background and objectives
Shellfish are the diamonds of the sea. The mollusks and crustaceans that make up the shellfish group are a high-valued, high-quality food source and support substantial fisheries in boreal, subarctic and arctic areas. There is already a strong interest in both the North Pacific and the North Atlantic for shellfish resources, their population dynamics and their management, especially under changing environmental conditions.
The goal of this symposium is to discuss the role of cold-water shellfish both as a harvestable resource and as important ecosystem players in northern hemisphere cold marine ecosystem: