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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. ¬†The 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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The Challenges of Offshore Aquaculture

The Challenges of Offshore Aquaculture

Offshore aquaculture solves old problems but creates new ones.¬†Farming in the open sea is very demanding. Global aquaculture has to face some major challenges in the coming years. On the one hand it has to produce more fish and seafood to meet the rising needs of a growing world population. And on the other hand we are already now reaching the limits of what the available locations can offer for new farms. One way out of … Read entire article »

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