aquaculture communities Articles

  • 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

  • Mangrove Capital

    This paper introduces Mangrove Capital; a programme conceived by Wetlands International and partner organisations, that aims to bring the values of mangroves to the fore and provide the knowledge and tools necessary for the improved management of mangrove forests. The project will enable governments, private sector organisations and local communities in Indonesia to manage mangroves, so that they ...

    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • Seasteading could be the answer to sustainably feeding 9 billion people

    Self-sufficient nation states in the middle of the ocean might be our ticket to a sustainable future. Oceans cover 71 percent of Earth’s surface, yet provide less than 2 percent of the food we eat. The growing demand for seafood, however — predicted to rise to 8 percent during the next decade — from an already depleted and exhausted ocean is forcing ...

    By Ensia

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