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Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture

ISBN: 978-0-8138-2027-9
592 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Published in Cooperation with THE UNITED STATES AQUACULTURE SOCIETY

Population growth and increased appreciation of seafood's role in human health have pushed global seafood consumption past the point where capture fisheries can meet demand. Aquaculture--farming aquatic plants and animals in oceans and inland waters--has expanded rapidly in the past decade in response to the increased demand for fishery products. The rapid growth of aquaculture domestically and internationally has stimulated concerns over social and environmental impacts caused by increased production of farmed aquatic species. Environmental advocacy groups and government regulatory agencies have called for better management to address potentially negative impacts and assure sustainable aquaculture development. Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture is the first synthesis of best management practices that minimize environmental impacts.

Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture provides technical guidance to improve the environmental performance of aquaculture. This book is the only comprehensive guide to best management practices for mitigation of environmental impacts of aquaculture. The book addresses development and implementation of best management practices, practices for specific aquaculture production systems, and the economics of implementing best management practices.

Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture includes contributions from internationally recognized experts in environmental management and aquaculture from academia, government, and non-governmental organizations. The book is a valuable reference for innovative producers, policy makers, regulators, research scientists, and students.
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Contributors.

Preface.

United States Aquaculture Society Preface.

1. Aquaculture and the Environment in the United States (Craig S. Tucker, John A. Hargreaves, and Claude E. Boyd).

2. The Role of Better Management Practices in Environmental Management (Jason W. Clay).

3. Better Management Practices in International Aquaculture (Claude E. Boyd).

4. Best Management Practice Programs and Initiatives in the United States (Gary L. Jensen and Paul W. Zajicek).

5. Development, Implementation, and Verification of Better Management Practices for Aquaculture (Claude E. Boyd, Paul W. Zajicek, John A. Hargreaves, and Gary L. Jensen).

6. Better Management Practices for Freshwater Pond Aquaculture (Craig S. Tucker, John A. Hargreaves, and Claude E. Boyd).

7. Better Management Practices for Marine Shrimp Aquaculture (Claude E. Boyd).

8. Better Management Practices for Net-Pen Aquaculture (Sebastian M. Belle and Colin E. Nash).

9. Better Management Practices for Flow-through Aquaculture Systems (Gary Fornshell and Jeffrey M. Hinshaw).

10. Better Management Practices for Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (Steven T. Summerfelt and Brian J. Vinci).

11. Better Management Practices for Bivalve Molluscan Aquaculture (R. LeRoy Creswell and Aaron A. McNevin).

12. Fish Health Management and the Environment (Scott E. LaPatra and John R. MacMillan).

13. Economics of Aquaculture Better Management Practices (Carole R. Engle and G. Ada Wossink).

Appendices.

Index.

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Craig S. Tucker isa Research Professor with Mississippi State University and Director of the National Warmwater Aquaculture Center and the Southern Regional Aquaculture Center.

John A. Hargreaves was formerly an Associate Professor at the Aquaculture Research Station of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.

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  • Valuable source of information for developing sustainable aquaculture

  • Technical guidance on practical approaches to developing and implementing best management practices in aquaculture

  • Provides information on best management practices for specific aquaculture production systems

  • Covers the economics of implementing best management practices

  • Written by internationally recognized experts in environmental management and aquaculture
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“Provides technical guidance to improve the environmental performance of aquaculture. This book is the only comprehensive guide for the best management practices for mitigation of environmental impacts of aquaculture. The book addresses development and implementation of best management practices, practices for specific aquaculture production systems, and the economics of implementing best management practices.” (Journal of the American Water Resources Association, December 2008)
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