Land-based Aquaculture Articles

  • The most threatened ecosystem you’ve never heard of

    What covers up to 600,000 square kilometers (230,000 square miles) of Earth’s surface, provides benefits worth an estimated US$570 billion each year, and is rapidly being lost due to human activity? If you have not a clue, you’re far from alone. Scientists who study the underwater feature known as a seagrass meadow call it a “ ...


    By Ensia

  • Aquaculture induced erosion of tropical coastlines throws coastal communities back into poverty

    Shallow tropical coastlines harbour unique mangrove ecosystems, which support livelihoods and provide a natural barrier against coastal flooding. Non-sustainable land-use practices, such as large-scale clear cutting of mangroves for aquaculture, ground water withdrawal and alteration of river flows, result in rapid subsidence. The collapse of aquaculture production, due to pollution and disease, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • CO2 Removal and Stripping Column Ventilation Rate at Bell Aquaculture

    Monitoring and controlling CO2 level in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) is crucial not only for fish health but it is used increasingly for efficient management. Under supervision of Steve Summerfelt, a joint project has studied costs savings with optimizing ventilation based on CO2 continuous monitoring. The CO2 probe used in that project came from ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • Animation: restoring eroded coast Java by Building with Nature

    Northern Java's coasts suffer from severe erosion. In one decade, some coastal areas have retreated by three kilometres. Developmnet of coastal infrastructure and aquaculture went hand in hand with the removal of protective mangrove forests and the disturbance of sediment flows towards the coast and floodplains. Replanting of mangroves has not been successful, as the sediment balance is too ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Bottom up in Indonesia!

    Last week, I visited Indonesia together with Femke Tonneijck from Wetlands International to meet our partners that are involved in the development of a Building with Nature approach to solve the severe erosion along the muddy Northern coast of Central Java (Demak district). Deltares and Wetlands International have ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Building with Nature Documentary

    Indonesian coasts suffer from erosion, caused by sea level rise, mangrove conversion for aquaculture and groundwater extraction. In some places kilometres of land are lost and this will exacerbate with climate change. Hard structures like sea walls are ineffective in mud-coasts, expensive and unable to adapt to climate change. Furthermore, they fail to provide the economic, environmental and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Utilization of inland saline water for Spirulina cultivation

    An attempt was made to assess the suitability of the inland saline water of Rohtak (Haryana) for mass cultivation of Spirulina platensis, a salt loving cyanobacterium. Cultivation of S. platensis was performed in indoor and outdoor culture units. The investigation revealed that the yield of biomass in de-calcified inland saline water was comparable to the yield obtained in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managerial response to sea level rise in the tidal estuaries of the Indian Sundarbans: a geomorphological approach

    Tidal estuaries constrained by embankments in the Sundarbans have failed to respond to a >1 m sea level rise over the past 100 years since their construction. This paper shows that this has led to a disequilibrium morphology leading to channel erosion that has undermined embankments, causing mass failure, breaching and subsequent flooding during surge events. Predicted future sea level ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Open sea-based Aquaculture case study

    Salmon farming is a multi-billion dollar global industry facing considerable difficulties posed by growing pressure from environmental regulatory bodies. Because marine organisms grow on and “foul” synthetic nets, oxygen available to fish is reduced and infectious diseases and parasites can spread among the fish. A test to study the reduction of fouling formation on netting of fish ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Indonesia: Opportunity for shrimp aquaculture

    Great opportunities exist in shrimp culture in Indonesia due to land availability and ideal climate. Already, this country is one of the largest producers in the world. Many farmers use AIRE-O2® aerators as their 'aerator of choice' because the 'performance is better than the paddlewheel and the AIRE-O2® aerators keep the bottom of the ponds cleaner,' said the manager at this farm. The P. ...

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