by Steven R. Booth, Ph.D., Pacific Shellfish Institute
This guide allows the user to identify individual pests according to their major taxonomic group (birds, fish, or plant) or habitat (parasite, sessile fouling organism, benthic organisms, or epibenthic organisms). Both Latin and common names are provided. A separate page is provide for each pest that further summarizes its status, description, and management options, and includes color illustrations. Finally, the systematic or taxonomic placement of each pest is presented in a species list that includes both Latin and common names and codes that again indicate its status as a primary or secondary pests, and its primary category.
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