Co-Convenors: Hak-Gyoon Kim (Korea) and Mark L. Wells (U.S.A.)
Mitigation includes any method that can reduce the impact or severity of harmful algal blooms (HABs). These methods involve both physical means, such as dispersal of clay to cause flocculation of cells from surface waters, and preventative means, such as better monitoring of coastal waters, allowing selective closures of shellfish beds (in contrast to coast-wide closures). The capability for mitigation and the choice of mitigative tools depend upon the bloom-forming species, the severity of the event, and the frequency and intensity of monitoring in a region. Presentations will represent the comprehensive nature of HAB mitigation within the Pacific Rim nations.