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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Building with Nature Indonesia - reaching scale for coastal resilience

    Through “Building with Nature” we envision a safe delta coastline in Northern Java which enables vulnerable communities and economic sectors to prosper, be more self-reliant and resilient against hazards. Java’s coastline suff ers from severe erosion. Millions of people at risk of flooding. Northern Java’s deltaic shorelines suff er from land subsidence 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

  • 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. ...

  • Bioeconomic modelling and salmon aquaculture: an overview of the literature

    Bioeconomic models can be used to assist producers and decision-makers in identifying optimal production system designs, operation management strategies, and alternative development and policy approaches. This paper reviews the literature on bioeconomic modelling in aquaculture since 1993 and builds on an earlier article by Leung (1994) which examines this literature for the 1974-1993 period. In ...


    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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