Principles of Sustainable Aquaculture

ISBN-10: 1849710775

ISBN-13: 9781849710770

Edition: 2013

Authors: Stuart Bunting

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Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms, principally fish, molluscs, crustaceans and marine algae. It has seen phenomenal worldwide growth in the past fifty years and many people view it as the best solution for the provision of high quality protein to feed the world's growing population, particularly with the rapid decline in wild marine fish populations. Aquaculture now contributes approximately one third of the world's fish production, and has increased by about 8 per cent annually over the last 30 years, while wild capture fishery production has remained static. Focused on developing more sustainable aquaculture practices, this book provides an ideal advanced-level textbook. It is based on extensive evidence and knowledge of best practices, with guidance on appropriate adaptation and uptake in a variety of environmental, geographic, socio-economic and political settings. The author concentrates on low-impact aquaculture systems and approaches, which have minimal adverse effects on the environment. He also emphasizes socially responsible and equitable aquaculture development; to enhance the natural resource base and livelihoods. Drawing on a range of case-studies from around the world, the objective is to show where progress in terms of developing ecologically sound and socially responsible forms of aquaculture has been made. A tool-box of approaches to support widespread adoption and appropriate adaptation of regenerating aquaculture strategies is provided, ensuring the book will have practical relevance for both students and professionals.
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List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Stuart Bunting completed his doctoral studies at the World renowned Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK in 2001 and continued working at the Institute on various aquaculture development projects in Europe and Asia. Since 2005 he has been based within the interdisciplinary Centre for Environment and Society, University of Essex, UK where he coordinates a wide-range of research, development and conservation projects focused on sustainable aquaculture, livelihoods and aquatic resources management.

Key points
Aquaculture defined
Global aquaculture development
Negative externalities
Prompting a paradigm shift
Sustainability: definition and practice
Sustainable aquaculture: origins and incarnations
Sustainable livelihoods approaches
Adaptation and alternative development pathways
Resource conserving and enhancing aquaculture
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Prevailing aquaculture production systems
Aquaculture-induced environmental pressures
Ecological consequences
Mitigating and managing environmental impacts
Resource conserving and enhancing aquaculture
Equitable aquaculture development
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Multiple demands and resource-user conflicts
Reconciling multiple demands
Participatory and interdisciplinary principles
Aquatic ecosystem services to society
Aquaculture for poverty alleviation and ecological restoration
Sustainable coastal and marine aquaculture
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Traditional coastal aquaculture
Enhanced traditional practices
Origins and evolution of land-based marine IMTA
Open-water IMTA
Small-scale, low impact innovations
Organic and ethical marine aquaculture
Artificial reefs
Fisheries stock enhancement, culture-based fisheries and ranching
Sustainable rural aquaculture
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Traditional rural aquaculture
Semi-intensive static water fishponds
Multipurpose household ponds
Integrated aquaculture-agriculture
Aquaculture integrated with rice farming
Horizontally integrated constructed wetlands
Aquaculture in conjunction with irrigation and hydroelectric schemes
Cage aquaculture
Coldwater and highland culture systems
Sustainable urban and peri-urban aquaculture
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Production systems characteristics
Wastewater-fed aquaculture
Indirect waste exploitation through aquaculture
Aquatic plant cultivation in Southeast Asia
Intensive tank culture in Africa
Urban RAS for food and food-for-thought
Urban and peri-urban culture-based fisheries enhancement
Enhancing prospects for sustainable aquaculture development
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Systems thinking and practice for aquaculture development
Stakeholder analysis
Joint assessment and decision-making
Joint financial and economic assessment
Household budgeting
Environmental assessments
Promoting an enabling environment
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Guiding principles for aquaculture sector planning
Better management practices
Supporting new development paradigms
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