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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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Why is the implementation of maritime spatial planning a necessity for marine aquaculture?

Why is the implementation of maritime spatial planning a necessity for marine aquaculture?

The coexistence between economic activities in coastal areas in a context of growing space-demanding maritime activities such as shipping, coastal tourism and the protection of marine areas raises concern for more traditional activities, including aquaculture, if not accompanied by the implementation of Integrated Coastal Management Strategies and Maritime Spatial Planning. The study carried out for the EU Commission in 2008 about the economic performance of the European aquaculture[1] identified difficulties to obtain licences and the expansion … Read entire article »

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