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Marine aquaculture zoning and site selection, contribution of GIS-based tools

Marine aquaculture zoning and site selection, contribution of GIS-based tools

A key obstacle in the development of EU marine aquaculture is the overall low availability or low accessibility of suitable areas in coastal areas. ┬áThe creation of new aquaculture sites often faces sea-space use conflicts and/or opposition from coastal inhabitants and policy-makers (not in my backyard, not in my term of office). A recent survey conducted by FAO and the World Bank[1] promoting the ecosystem approach to aquaculture, provides the conceptual guideline and operational tools for … Read entire article »

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Inland aquaculture: a river of opportunities?

Inland aquaculture: a river of opportunities?

Up to now, the EMODnet Human Activities portal has only included maps of marine aquaculture facilities located “at sea”, namely beyond the coast line. The scope of the mariculture dataset is currently being extended to shore-based farms rearing marine species and to inland aquaculture sites producing freshwater species (now available). While marine aquaculture has developed strongly over the past decades, EU28 freshwater aquaculture (including salmon and trout farmed in freshwater) still represents 55% of the total … Read entire article »

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