Aquaculture

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Abstract

Aquaculture is one of the world’s fastest-growing food production sectors. It occurs at a wide range of different production scales, from small family-owned farms to large-scale commercial operations, and encompasses the culture of a wide range of marine species including fish, shellfish, crustaceans, echinoderms, sea cucumbers and seaweed. All over the world, aquaculture is being viewed as an essential part of the solution to address the food security concerns associated with increased population. In addition to the key role in food security and sustainability, certain aquaculture techniques are also being trialled as a way to restore degraded ecosystems. However, despite this importance, aquaculture development is hindered by many factors, such as the impacts of intensive aquaculture on the marine environment, extreme short and long term changes to the marine climate and extreme challenges as aquaculture production moves into new regions, often offshore.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarine Extremes
Subtitle of host publicationOcean Safety, Marine Health and the Blue Economy
EditorsErika J. Techera, Gundula Winter
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter10
Pages161-178
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780429491023
ISBN (Print)9781138590441
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameEarthscan Oceans
PublisherRoutledge

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