Intensive Aquaculture Articles

  • Salmon aquaculture could incorporate seaweed and sea urchins to reduce nitrogen enrichment

    Farming fish together with seaweed and other species could help improve the sustainability of aquaculture and reduce pollution. A new study provides a tool for designing sustainable fish farming systems and calculates their potential to recycle waste. An example of a salmon farming system incorporating seaweed and sea urchins could reduce nitrogen releases to the environment by 45%. Over half of ...

  • Future Brief: Sustainable Aquaculture

    Is sustainable aquaculture possible? Aquaculture is facing a new era of expansion in Europe. What are the environmental implications of this, and how can the sector expand sustainably? This Future Brief from Science for Environment Policy presents an overview of research into aquaculture’s impacts, and considers how it could develop in harmony with environmental goals. The ...


    By European Commission

  • Modifications of macrobenthos assemblages on land–based fish farm phytotreatment basins in the Orbetello lagoon

    In the Orbetello lagoon basin there are some intensive land–based fish–farming facilities which contribute to cause a significant cyclic development of the opportunistic chorophycea Ulva laetevirens, and consequent serious decay events in spring and summer. To minimise the nutrients' impact, fish farming was supplied with phytotreatment system. The purpose of this study was to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eutrophication: Sources and drivers of nutrient pollution

    Nutrient over-enrichment of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, or eutrophication, is a rapidly growing environmental crisis. Worldwide, the number of coastal areas impacted by eutrophication stands at over 500. In coastal areas, occurrences of dead zones, which are caused by eutrophic conditions, have increased from 10 documented cases in 1960 to 405 documented cases in 2008. In addition, many of ...

  • Shellfish culture in Chile

    The present situation and future projections regarding shellfish culture in Chile are analysed. Production has increased exponentially, mainly of the 'Chilean mussel' Mytilus chilensis (Hupe) and the 'northern scallop' Argopecten purpuratus (Lamarck). At present, seven species are cultured, two of which were introduced. The total invertebrate production corresponding to cultures has increased ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sea Grant's role: sharing with the community the goal of fostering ecologically-sound, and economically-viable, aquaculture

    US aquaculture is one of the fastest growing segments of US agriculture; however, as aquaculture expands, a number of environmental, regulatory, and socioeconomic concerns threaten to constrain further development of the industry. This presents unique challenges to the Sea Grant network. Although Sea Grant encourages the commercial development of aquaculture, it must work with local communities ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The status of USA's commercial fisheries and management and crystal-balling the future

    Despite the enormity of the commercial fishing industry of the USA, the structure of the industry and various interactions are not known on a national basis. The US public wants seafood, but current domestic production capabilities appear to be inadequate to support the growing demand for seafood. Imports, particularly aquacultured products, are increasing and expected to further increase in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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