Guidelines for the development of environmentally acceptable coastal aquaculture
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The paper presents some recommendations for the development of the environmentally acceptable coastal aquaculture such as: 1) Formulate coastal aquaculture development and management plans, 2) Formulate integrated coastal zone management plans, 3) Apply the environmental impact assessment(EIA) process to all major aquaculture proposals, 4) Select suitable sites for coastal aquaculture, 5) Improve the management of aquaculture operations, 6) Assess the capacity of the ecosystem to sustain aquaculture development with minimal ecological change, 7) Establish guidelines governing the use of mangrove wetland for coastal aquaculture, 8) Establish guidelines for the use of bioactive compounds in aquaculture, 9) Assess and evaluate the true consequences of transfers and introductions of exotic organisms, 10) Regulate discharges from land-based aquaculture through the enforcement of effluent standards, 11) Establish control measures for aquaculture products, 12) Increase public awareness of the safety aspects of consuming seafood, 13) Apply incentives and deterrents to reduce environmental degradation from aquaculture activities, and 14). Monitor for ecological change.
Suggested CitationSoutheast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department (1995). Guidelines for the development of environmentally acceptable coastal aquaculture.
Brackishwater environment; Marine environment; Aquaculture development; Aquaculture effluents; Aquaculture products; Aquaculture regulations; Bioactive compounds; Carrying capacity; Culture effects; Environmental assessment; Health and safety; Integrated coastal zone management; Introduced species; Mangrove swamps; Mangroves; Marine aquaculture; Pesticides; Planning; Public health; Safety regulations; Seafood; Site selection; Site surveys; Standards; Transplantation
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