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Responsible marine aquaculture.

Book cover for Responsible marine aquaculture.


This book contains 17 chapters. Topics covered are: management of marine aquaculture: the sustainability challenge; marine mammals and aquaculture: conflicts and potential resolutions; recreational fishing and aquaculture: throwing a line into the pond; aquaculture: opportunity of threat to traditional capture fishermen; advances in marine stock enhancement: shifting emphasis to theory and account...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 21)

Management of marine aquaculture: the sustainability challenge.

This paper aims to: review the issues confronting marine aquaculture development in the USA; describe the current state of domestic aquaculture policy and its accompanying institutional framework; identify current sustainability challenges; and offer a series of suggestions that could enhance the future expansion of a sustainable domestic marine aquaculture industry. One of the most important issues facing the marine aquaculture industry is the negative image that it has today. Measures in designing environmentally friendly technologies, improving culture practices, developing codes of conduct and best management practices, and enhancing education and outreach programmes, have been made. Recent negative publicity has set the aquaculture community back on its heels. We must continue to deal with the realities of improving aquaculture practices, wherein the issue now is one of perception and involves people. Effective management of aquaculture in a sustainable fashion requires the involvement and cooperation of government, academia, the private sector, investors, communities and the public at large. Marine aquaculture should be looked at as an important component of expanding protein supplies, providing economic development opportunities and jobs, and offering communities the ability to diversify. Aquaculture expansion must also accommodate the need to maintain and improve the environment, social norms, and overall quality of life. It is becoming increasingly clear that marine aquaculture must be planned, developed, managed and monitored with long-term sustainability in mind. There are no easy solutions to the issues related to the sustainable development of marine aquaculture. Progress towards the future will depend in part on having learned from past mistakes and profiting from positive experiences. Marine aquaculture may still prove to provide enduring societal benefits, but only if we are very careful to ask and address the right questions. How we address these challenges (through integrated planning and management, community and public involvement, and education and outreach) will determine the future for sustainable aquaculture in the world.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 45) Marine mammals and aquaculture: conflicts and potential resolutions. Author(s): W├╝rsig, B. Gailey, G. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 61) Recreational fishing and aquaculture: throwing a line into the pond. Author(s): Harvey, W. D. McKinney, L. D.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 71) Aquaculture: opportunity or threat to traditional capture fishermen? Author(s): Barnaby, R. Adams, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 79) Advances in marine stock enhancement: shifting emphasis to theory and accountability. Author(s): Leber, K. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 91) Aquatic polyculture and balanced ecosystem management: new paradigms for seafood production. Author(s): McVey, J. P. Stickney, R. R. Yarish, C. Chopin, T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 105) The role of marine aquaculture facilities as habitats and ecosystems. Author(s): Costa-Pierce, B. A. Bridger, C. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 145) Mangroves and coastal aquaculture. Author(s): Boyd, C. E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 159) Environmental effects associated with marine netpen waste with emphasis on salmon farming in the pacific northwest. Author(s): Brooks, K. M. Mahnken, C. Nash, C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 205) Issues associated with non-indigenous species in marine aquaculture. Author(s): Stickney, R. R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 221) Genetic changes in marine aquaculture species and the potential for impacts on natural populations. Author(s): Hershberger, W. K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 233) What role does genetics play in responsible aquaculture? Author(s): Lester, L. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 263) Understanding the interaction of extractive and fed aquaculture using ecosystem modelling. Author(s): Rawson, M. V., Jr. Chen, C. S. Ji, R. B. Zhu MingYuan Wang DaoRu Wang Lu Yarish, c. Sullivan, J. B. Chopin, T. Carmona, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 297) Shrimp farm effluents. Author(s): Treece, G. D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 311) Fish meal: historical uses, production trends and future outlook for sustainable supplies. Author(s): Hardy, R. W. Tacon, A. G. J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 327) The use of wild-caught juveniles in coastal aquaculture and its application to coral reef fishes. Author(s): Hair, C. Bell, J. Doherty, P.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 355) Contending with criticism: sensible responses in an age of advocacy. Author(s): Tiersch, T. R. Hargreaves, J. A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, 287 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996042
  • Record Number
  • 20023099966