"Aquaculture and the Environment"
T. V. R. Pillay
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
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
"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.
Dr T. V. R. Pillay was formerly Programme Director, Aquaculture
Development and Coordination Programme, Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations.
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