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Monitoring environmental effects of marine fish aquaculture

Citation
Telfer T & Beveridge MCM (2001) Monitoring environmental effects of marine fish aquaculture. In: Uriarte A, Basurco B (ed.). Environmental impact assessment of Mediterranean aquaculture farms. Cahiers Options Méditerranéennes, 55, Zaragoza, Spain: CIHEA, pp. 75-83.

Abstract
As mariculture production increases in both northern and southern Europe its conflict with other users of the marine environment, for space and other environmental services, becomes ever greater. Implications of these increases and conflicts require that careful environmental management of aquaculture practices be considered, which rely heavily on the process of monitoring. Monitoring studies for estimation environmental effects follow directly on, and may be considered a progression of, the process of Environmental Impact Assessment. In this paper the reasons for monitoring environmental impacts of aquaculture will be addressed, particularly assessing its use in different physical environments where management practices may vary, and its use in implementing environmental regulation and Environmental Quality Standards. Presently used methods of monitoring impacts of marine cage aquaculture will be described and discussed, the usefulness of the results, and the future of monitoring employing new developments in survey techniques.

Keywords
Mariculture; monitoring; survey techniques; aquaculture wastes

StatusPublished
EditorUriarte A, Basurco B
AuthorsTelfer Trevor, Beveridge Malcolm C M
Title of seriesCahiers Options Méditerranéennes
Number in series55
Publication date2001
URLhttp://om.ciheam.org/option.php?IDOM=768
PublisherCIHEA
Place of publicationZaragoza, Spain
ISSN of series 1022-1379
LanguageEnglish
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