Fisheries & Aquaculture

Aquaculture: The Ecological Issues (2003), edited by Davenport et al, gives an accessible account of the scale and diversity of aquaculture and the impact that it has on habitats and ecosystems throughout the world.

Responsible Marine Aquaculture (2002), edited by Stickney and McVey, focuses on minimal net utilization of natural resources; production of healthy products for food; appropriate regulations and policies; environmental impact and pollution from aquaculture as well as case studies from various geographical settings, including North and Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.

Ecological Aquaculture: The Evolution of the Blue Revolution (2002), edited by Costa-Pierce, provides valuable insights into primitive and sustainable culture systems and ties these to modern large-scale aquaculture systems.

A Comprehensive Study of the Ecological Impacts of the Worldwide Pelagic Longline Industry (2001), by Crowder and Myers, presents findings that are part of a larger project, conceived and sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, that is designed to assess the impact of pelagic longline fishing on the global marine environment.

Sustaining Marine Fisheries (1999), Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources and the Ocean Studies Board, assesses the current state of fisheries resources; the basis for success and failure in marine fisheries management (including the role of science); and the implications of fishery activities to ecosystem structure and function.

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