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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 3 (Page no: 61)

Recreational fishing and aquaculture: throwing a line into the pond.

Mariculture is increasing as traditional commercial fisheries production declines. World aquaculture production (freshwater and marine) has doubled since 1984 and reached a record 20 900 000 tonnes in 1995. Total worth exceeded $36 billion worldwide. In the US production annually exceeds 400 000 tonnes and a value of $729 million. Recreational fishing in the US is big business as well, with 35.3 million participants and an economic impact of $37.7 billion. Both are industries that make valuable contributions to the US economy. They are especially important to regional economics where they are often concentrated because of favourable conditions. Another factor in common to both industries is their respective growth potential in marine waters. The fastest-growing segment of the Texas recreational fishery, the second largest in the US, is saltwater fishing. This segment of angling in Texas has seen at least 15% growth over the last 15 years during a period in which total angling participation (as measured by licence sales) has declined over 20%. An expansion of shrimp farms to 1625 acres (660 ha) along the coastal margins of Texas through the 1980s and early 1990s and growing interest in caged aquaculture of estuarine and marine fishes are examples of increased marine focus in that industry. Marine aquaculture enterprises, such as shrimp farms, mollusc culture and netpen systems for raising salmon, have generated environmental impacts that are of increasing concern to recreational fishing interests. The perceived impacts of mariculture on recreational fishing, the reasons why these perceptions lead to conflicts, and the existing avenues that mitigate or resolve such conflicts before they become confrontations, are explored.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 21) Management of marine aquaculture: the sustainability challenge. Author(s): DeVoe, M. R. Hodges, C. E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 45) Marine mammals and aquaculture: conflicts and potential resolutions. Author(s): Würsig, B. Gailey, G. A.
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
  • Resource Protection Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996042
  • Record Number
  • 20023099968