The continuing rapid increases in aquaculture production world-wide raise fears of further environmental degradation of the aquatic environment. The second edition of this well-received book brings together and discusses the available information on all major environmental aspects of various aquaculture systems, providing a valuable aid to the preparation of environmental impact assessments of aquaculture projects and showing how potential environmental problems can be reduced or mitigated by sound management.
Nature of Environmental Impacts.
Extent of Environmental Impacts.
Siting and Design of farms.
Use of Natural Resources.
Waste Production in Aquaculture.
Pattern and Effect of Waste Discharges.
Introduction of Exotics and escape of Farmed Species.
Pathogens in the Aquatic Environment.
Birds and Mammals in Aquaculture.
Safety of Aquaculture Products.
Sustainability of Aquaculture.
Economics and Environmental Impact Assessments.
Mitigation of Adverse Effects.
Research and Regulation.
Dr T. V. R. Pillay was formerly Programme Director, Aquaculture Development and Coordination Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.