Skip to main content

Aquaculture: The Ecological Issues

Aquaculture: The Ecological Issues

J. C. Davenport, Kenneth D. Black, Gavin Burnell, Tom Cross, Sarah Culloty, Suki Ekaratne, Bob Furness, Maire Mulcahy, Helmut Thetmeyer

ISBN: 978-1-444-31125-9

Apr 2009

96 pages

Select type: E-Book

$47.99

Description

Aquaculture: the ecological issues is written by an international team of researchers. Their aim has been to give an accessible account of the scale and diversity of aquaculture and the impact that it has on habitats and ecosystems throughout the world. It deals with the culture of carp and oysters, catfish and crayfish, salmon and tiger prawns.

  • Written by an international team of researchers.
  • Provides an accessible account of the scale and diversity of aquaculture and the impact that it has on habitats and ecosystems throughout the world
  • Controversial topics such as habitat loss, the introduction of alien species, genetic pollution by escapees from fish farms and spread of disease from farmed to world populations are covered
  • Focuses on how effects of these problems have been ameliorated and looks to a future where improved technology, better regulation and integrated resource management can combine to make the industry more sustainable
Key Issues.

1. Introduction.

2. Wild Resource Harvesting.

Seed Collection.

Brood Stock Collection.

Feedstock.

3. Physical Change To The Habitat.

Creation Of Pond Wetlands.

Mangroves.

Artificial Habitats.

4. The Effect Of Aquaculture Wastes On Ecological Systems.

Particulate Wastes.

Soluble Wastes.

Toxic/Chemical Wastes.

5. Diseases And Parasites.

Disease As A Part Of Life.

Examples Of Diseases And Parasites.

Disease Prevention Strategies.

Impacts Of The Diseases And Parasites.

Regulatory Controls In Aquaculture.

6. Genetic Effects On Wild Fish And Invertebrates Of Accidentally Or Deliberately Introduced Cultured Organisms.

Introduction.

Brood Stock And Progeny Manipulation.

Performance In Wild And Effect On Native Conspecific Populations.

7. Interactions With Wildlife.

Ecological Impacts Of Escapes And Alien Species.

Enhancing Food Supplies To Wildlife.

Disturbance And Wildlife Persecution.

Reduction Of Pressure On Wild Stocks.

8. Sustainability Of Aquaculture.

Is Current Aquaculture Practice Sustainable?.

Ecological Footprints.

Are Herbivorous Species The Answer?.

Does Advanced Technology Provide Solutions?.

What Is The Role Of Regulation In Delivering Sustainability?.

Integrated Resource Management – An Urgent Necessity?.

9. Further Reading.

10. Useful Web Sites.

11. Glossary.

12. Addresses Of Contributors.

""...a great text. It is brief enough to be readable by students but detailed enough (especially with references) to provide an excellent overview of the topic.""
Teaching Ecology Group Newsletter, July 2003

  • Written by an international team of researchers.
  • Provides an accessible account of the scale and diversity of aquaculture and the impact that it has on habitats and ecosystems throughout the world
  • Controversial topics such as habitat loss, the introduction of alien species, genetic pollution by escapees from fish farms and spread of disease from farmed to world populations are covered
  • Focuses on how effects of these problems have been ameliorated and looks to a future where improved technology, better regulation and integrated resource management can combine to make the industry more sustainable