Kendra Nelson, editor
203 pages, softcover book
Twenty-four papers from a fisheries by-products composting conference describe a wide range of research and outreach on small-scale composting techniques using fish and shellfish processing by-products. Specific topics include composting as a disposal alternative for marina-based fish-cleaning facilities; preparation and use of compost; blue crab and calico scallop by-products composting; agricultural uses; nursery and horticultural applications; and compost marketing. Other topics include traditional garden and crop applications as well as innovative uses; physical and chemical properties of the composts produced by various composting methods; and economics of fisheries by-products composting.