FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper 527
Environmental impact assessment and monitoring
Aquaculture Management and Conservation Service
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Division
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
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Environmental impact assessment and monitoring in aquaculture.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper.No. 527. Rome, FAO. 2009. 57p.
Includes a CD-ROM containing the full document (648 pages).
This document contains the main outputs of Component 2 of the FAO project
“Towards sustainable aquaculture: selected issues and guidelines”. Component 2
focused on environmental impact assessment and monitoring in aquaculture, in
particular on the relevant regulatory requirements, the practice, the effectiveness and
suggestions for improvements. The report includes four regional reviews on EIA
and monitoring in aquaculture in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and
North America, a special study on EIA as applied to salmon aquaculture, as well as a
global review and synthesis report which draw on the findings of the review papers,
covering relevant information from more than 35 countries. In addition, this document
provides the Report of the Technical Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment
and Monitoring in Aquaculture, held at FAO headquarters in Rome from 15 to
17 September 2008.