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Aquaculture and the Environment, 2nd Edition

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Aquaculture and the Environment, 2nd Edition

T. V. R. Pillay

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Author: T. V. R. Pillay

About The Book

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.

Much new information is presented in this new edition, including details of the impact of genetically modified food products and a new chapter on the sustainability of aquaculture, which covers the definitions of sustainability and responsible aquaculture, environmental, economic, social and ethical aspects of sustainability and the concept of ecotechnology in fish farming.

Aquaculture and the Environment, Second Edition is essential reading for all personnel working on fish farms and for those moving into the aquatic farm business. Environmental scientists, ecologists, conservationists, fish and shellfish biologist and all those involved in the preservation of aquatic environments will find much of great use and interest within the covers of this book. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies of this excellent and useful book on their shelves.

Additional Information

Author T. V. R. Pillay
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 208 pp
ISBN 9781405101677
Publication date September 2004
Book Type Hardcover



  1. Introduction
  2. Water Quality
    2.1 Aquaculture Farms
    2.2 Open Waters for Stock Building and Stock Enhancement
  3. Nature of Environmental Impacts
    3.1 Conflicts with Other Uses
    3.2 Sedimentation and Obstruction of Water Flows
    3.3 Effluent Discharges
    3.4 Hypernutrification and Eutrophication
    3.5 Chemical Residues
    3.6 Other Effects
  4. Extent of Environmental Impacts
    4.1 Quantification of Effluent Discharges
    4.2 Assessment of Pollutive Effects
  5. Siting and Design of farms
    5.1 Restrictions on the Use of Potential Sites
    5.2 Basic Data for Site Selection
    5.3 Siting Farms on Marshes and Mangroves
    5.4 Selection of Water Bodies and Stocks to be Enhanced
    5.5 Farm Design
  6. Use of Natural Resources
    6.1 Sources and Utilization of Land Water Resources
    6.2 Use of Animal Wastes
    6.3 Use of Sewage
    6.4 Use of Heated-water Effluents
    6.5 Recycling of Water
    6.6 Use of Trophic Levels in Aquaculture
  7. Waste Production in Aquaculture
    7.1 Feed-derived and Metabolic Waste Products
    7.2 Wastes from Food and Feedstuffs
    7.3 Feed Loss
    7.4 Methods of Measuring Waste Production
    7.5 Fertilizer-derived wastes
    7.6 Residues of Biocides and Biostats
    7.7 Algal Blooms
    7.8 Bacterial Communities
  8. Pattern and Effect of Waste Discharges
    8.1 The Nature of Waste Discharges
    8.2 Polyculture
  9. Introduction of Exotics and Escape of Farmed Species
    9.1 Species Diversity
    9.2 Ecological Effects of Introductions
    9.3 Transmission of Diseases
    9.4 Control of Introductions
    9.5 Genetic Dilution due to Escape of Farmed Animals
    9.6 Guidelines for Management of Movement of Live Aquatic Animals
  10. Pathogens in the Aquatic Environment
    10.1 Occurrence of Pathogens
    10.2 Environmental Causes of Disease
    10.3 Controlling the Spread of Communicable Diseases
  11. Birds and Mammals in Aquaculture
    11.1 Breeding Programmes and Genetically Modified Food Products
    11.2 Effect of Aquaculture on Birds
    11.3 Effect of Aquaculture on Predatory Mammals
  12. Safety of Aquaculture Products
    12.1 Breeding Programmes and Genetically Modified Food Products
    12.2 Environmental Contaminants
    12.3 Contamination by Trace Metals
    12.4 Contamination by Organochlorines
    12.5 Microbial Contamination of Shellfish
    12.6 Contamination of Fish in Waste-water Ponds
    12.7 Contamination by Algal Toxins
  13. Sustainability of Aquaculture
    13.1 Definition of Sustainability
    13.2 Economic Sustainability
    13.3 Environmental Sustainability
    13.4 Social Aspects of Sustainability
    13.5 Guidelines for Sustainable Aquaculture
  14. Economics and Environmental Impact Assessments
    14.1 Development Planning and Public Information
    14.2 Aquaculture Development Zones
    14.3 Environmental Impact Assessment
  15. Mitigation of Adverse Effects
    15.1 Land and Water Use
    15.2 Culture Practices
    15.3 Waste Treatment
  16. Research and Regulation
    16.1 Modelling the Environment
    16.2 Regulatory Measures

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