Ecological and Genetic Implications of Aquaculture Activities

  • Theresa M. Bert

Part of the Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries book series (REME, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Overviews Of Ecological Interactions

  3. Population Genetic Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 84-84
    2. Dennis Hedgecock, Katharine Coykendall
      Pages 85-101
    3. Peter M. Grewe, Jawahar G. Patil, Daniel J. McGoldrick, Peter C. Rothlisberg, Steven Whyard, Lyn A. Hinds et al.
      Pages 103-114
    4. Theresa M. Bert, Charles R. Crawford, Michael D. Tringali, Seifu Seyoum, Jamie L. Galvin, Maryanne Higham et al.
      Pages 123-174
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 176-176
    2. Damian M. Ogburn
      Pages 177-189
    3. Saleem Mustafa, Ridzwan A. Rahman, Julian Ransangan, Lorina Stephen
      Pages 191-197
    4. Randall E. Brummett
      Pages 229-245
    5. Hernán Ortega, Humberto Guerra, Rina Ramírez
      Pages 247-278
    6. Carlos Bernardo M. Alves, Fábio Vieira, André Lincoln B. Magalhães, Marcelo F. G. Brito
      Pages 291-314
    7. Pablo Horacio Vigliano, Marcelo Fabián Alonso, M. Aquaculture
      Pages 315-331
    8. Robin S. Waples, Michael J. Ford, Dietrich Schmitt
      Pages 383-403
  5. Positive Approaches To Environmentally Sustainable Aquaculture

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 515-545

About this book


Aquaculture is a rapidly growing industry and aquaculture practices can directly interact with and depend upon the surrounding environment. Therefore, the effects of all types of aquaculture on living natural resources and ecosystems are of significant and increasing national and international interest. In Ecological and Genetic Implications of Aquaculture Activities, numerous nationally and internationally prominent aquaculture researchers contribute 27 chapters that comprise overviews of aquaculture effects on the environment, discussions of genetic considerations, thorough documentation of aquaculture effects and their solutions specific to countries, and approaches toward environmentally sustainable aquaculture. Together, these chapters comprise a comprehensive synthesis of many ecological and genetic problems implicated in the practice of aquaculture and of many proven, attempted, or postulated solutions to those problems. Many chapters can serve as benchmark documentations of specific aquaculture effects on biodiversity at different levels. The authorship is broadly international; the authors represent 18 different countries or international agencies and all continents except Antarctica. The aquaculture effects and their solutions range from local to global and simple to highly technical. Effects common to many levels and types of aquaculture emerge, as well as both common and unique solutions.

Aquaculturists, aquaculture researchers, aquaculture industry developers, conservation biologists, environmental scientists, resource managers, and policy makers should find this book interesting and informative.


Aquaculture Mariculture biodiversity development ecosystem ecosystems environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Theresa M. Bert
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionFishand Wildlife Research InstituteSt. PetersburgUSA

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