sustainable aquaculture Books

  • Aquaculture in the Ecosystem

    The global expansion of aquaculture production and its future role as a food supplier to human society has environmental, social and economic limitations, affecting marine ecosystems and socio-economic scales from local to global. The expansion is closely linked with human health requirements and societal needs for various goods and services ...

  • Aquaculture : Responsible practices and certification

    Over the past decade, there has been growing concern among international stakeholders, particularly in Mediterranean countries, about aquaculture product quality, knowledge management, interaction with the environment, technology and systems, fish health and welfare, management of biological lifecycles and sustainable feed production within the ...

  • Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture

    The stories presented in Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture reflect the unique nature of Asian aquaculture, providing first-time insight into how and why it has become so successful. Overall, the book demonstrates how the resilience, adaptability, and innovation of small-scale aquaculture farmers have been crucial to this success. It also places ...

  • Selection and Breeding Programs in Aquaculture

    This book describes the basic elements in the theory of animal breeding and inheritance of quantitative economic traits and the way in which this technology can be implemented in selective breeding programs for aquaculture species. The role and the implementation of molecular genetics in modern selective breeding programs is also addressed. The ...

  • Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation

    Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation presents and interprets Canadian and international perspectives on the debate over the future of aquaculture in Canada.Original chapters examine: (1) animal welfare; (2) knowledge management and intellectual property; (3) environmental sustainability; (4) local, traditional, and aboriginal ...

  • Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis technical paper provides a comprehensive overview of feed and fertilizer use for sustainable aquaculture development in developing countries. It comprises a series of review papers, including eight country reviews from Asia, six country reviews from Africa, one case study report from Asia, three regional ...

  • Planning and Management for Sustainable Coastal aquaculture Dev. (GESAMP No.68)

    This report should not be considered a simple tool box . The complexity of the issues, and the veriety of circumstances, precludes a standardised approach. Instead, the report provides realistic advise based on practical experience made in the field of planning of coastal aquaculture development and integrated coastal management throught the ...

  • Assessment of freshwater fish seed resources for sustainable aquaculture (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersFour of the most important resources to aquaculture, outside human and technological resources, are land, water, seed and feed. Efficient use of these resources are necessary to guarantee optimum production from aquaculture. A project Study and Analysis of Seed Production in Small-scale Rural Aquaculture was ...

  • Gold Standard for Sustainable Aquaculture Ecolabel Design: Technical Report

    The aquaculture industry is growing and now produces approximately 40 percent of the seafood consumed around the world each year. This “Blue Revolution” has increased seafood availability, but has also caused serious environmental and social impacts, including but not limited to pollution, destruction of habitat, damage to native ...

  • Gold Standard for Sustainable Aquaculture Ecolabel Design: Summary Report

    The aquaculture industry is growing and now produces approximately 40 percent of the seafood consumed around the world each year. This “Blue Revolution” has increased seafood availability, but has also caused serious environmental and social impacts, including but not limited to pollution, destruction of habitat, damage to native ...

  • Aquaculture site selection and site management

    Aquaculture is currently facing a significant challenge : how to alleviate the pressure on fish stocks exerted by commercial fishing and yet meet the increasing demand for sea products in a sustainable way. The aim of this guide is to promote the sustainable development of Mediterranean aquaculture by providing basic guidelines for good practice ...

  • Understanding and applying risk analysis in aquaculture

    Risk analysis, simply put, is 'science-based decision-making'. An integrated approach to risk analysis will assist the aquaculture sector in reducing risks to successful operations from both internal and external hazards and can similarly contribute to protect the environment, society and other resource users from adverse and often unpredicted ...

  • Environmental Effects of Marine Finfish Aquaculture

    Environmental risks associated with large-scale marine finfish cage aquaculture have led to claims that the long-term sustainability of the industry is in doubt. Methods and models currently used to measure near and far-field environmental effects of finfish mariculture and to assess their implications for management are presented in 20 chapters ...

  • Capture-based aquaculture. Global overview

    Capture-based aquaculture makes use of wild fish and fishery resources in its production systems. Focusing on this subject, this document addresses selected key issues of sustainability in relation to current global aquaculture practices and developments. It includes two review papers on the use of wild resources, one covering social and economic ...

  • Ecological and Genetic Implications of Aquaculture Activities

    Aquaculture is a rapidly growing industry and aquaculture practices can directly interact with and depend upon the surrounding environment. Therefore, the effects of all types of aquaculture on living natural resources and ecosystems are of significant and increasing national and international interest. In Ecological and Genetic Implications of ...

  • Review of the current state of world aquaculture insurance (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersRisk management is increasingly gaining attention within the aquaculture sector, as reflected in the development and increasing implementation of better management practices, codes of conduct and codes of good practice, standard operational procedures, certification and traceability. Aquaculture insurance is ...

  • State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2006, ( The ) (En)

    Series: State of World Fisheries and AquacultureSeveral decades ago, the efforts of public administrations were concentrated on developing fisheries and aquaculture and ensuring growth in production and consumption. Then, in the 1980s, as many resources became fully or overexploited, the attention of policy-makers began to focus instead on ...

  • Promotion of sustainable commerical aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Vol. 2: Investiment and economic feasibility - part 2 (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis volume discusses the difficult access to investment capital, one of the major obstacles to the development of sustainable commercial aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa. The problem arises from a lack of collateral, excessively high interest rates on loans, bankers' perceptions that aquaculture carries a ...

  • Gold Standard for Sustainable Aquaculture Ecolabel Design Appendix: Descriptions of Labeling Programs Report

    The aquaculture industry is growing and now produces approximately 40 percent of the seafood consumed around the world each year. This “Blue Revolution” has increased seafood availability, but has also caused serious environmental and social impacts, including but not limited to pollution, destruction of habitat, damage to native ...

  • Promotion of sustainable commercial aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Volume 3: Legal, regulatory and institutional framework - part 3 (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis document identifies elements of a legislation that will encourage the emergence of a sustainable commercial aquaculture. The aquaculture law of an individual country must provide the operator with a secure right to conduct aquaculture operations, to the property on which the farm will be located, to good ...

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