The paradigm of management: Investigating the link between Indigenous-led contemporary clam management systems and clam diversity in an industrialised ecosystem

The general objective of the proposed activity is to increase the future productivity of Burrard Inlet and the contribution of seafood to the diet of Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) members in support of the TWN Cumulative Effects Monitoring Initiative. Specifically we propose to (1) quantify the ecological variables driving contemporary clam density, biomass and diversity; (2) experimentally test the effects of TWN clam tending practices on contemporary clam growth rates and survivorship; and (3) to inform decisions about resilient TWN clam management strategies in Burrard Inlet.

Faculty Supervisor:

Anne Salomon


Maya Guttmann


Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd.


Environmental sciences


Professional, scientific and technical services


Simon Fraser University



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