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Review and Synthesis of the Environmental Impacts of Aquaculture

DescriptionTopic of major concern relating to environmental impacts of aquaculture are dicusses and a brief assessment made of the relative importance of each of these impacts to the industry as a whole
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Website Publication DateAugust 01, 2002

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REVIEW AND SYNTHESIS OF
THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF AQUACULTURE

The Scottish Association for Marine Science
and Napier University

Scottish Executive Central Research Unit 2002

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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER TWO THE DISCHARGE OF WASTE NUTRIENTS AND
THEIR INTERACTION IN THE WIDER MARINE ENVIRONMENT

SOLID WASTES FROM CAGE FARMS AND EFFECTS ON SEDIMENTS
DISSOLVED NUTRIENT INPUTS AND EFFECTS ON PHYTOPLANKTON
ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF SHELLFISH CULTURE
CHAPTER THREE EFFECTS OF DISCHARGES OF MEDICINES AND
CHEMICALS FROM AQUACULTURE

SEA LICE MEDICINES
ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOUNDS
METALS
CHAPTER FOUR DISEASE IMPACTS ON WILD AND FARMED
STOCKS

CHAPTER FIVE ESCAPES FROM FISH FARMS AND
POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON WILD POPULATIONS

CHAPTER SIX SUSTAINABILITY OF FEED SUPPLIES
- INCLUDING RESEARCH ON PLANT MEAL SUBSTITUTION

CHAPTER SEVEN ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITATIONS ON THE
SCALE OF THE SCOTTISH MARINE FISH FARMING INDUSTRY

THE DISCHARGE OF WASTE NUTRIENTS
MEDICINES AND CHEMICALS
DISEASE IMPACTS
ESCAPES
SUSTAINABILITY OF FEED SUPPLIES
SUMMARY
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
ANNEX RESEARCH UNDERWAY ON
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF AQUACULTURE

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

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